Apricot “slab” or extra ripe are California grown sun-dried apricots that are very ripe and heavy with natural sugars. When they are cut in half they lose their shape… ooze out. These apricots have a very intense flavor and sweetness and are much sought after. Sadly, they are not always available, due to high demand.
It takes 8-10 lbs (varies by variety) of fresh apricots to yield one pound of dried apricots. So this is a concentrate. Apricots are very low in calories with approximately 12 calories in a single apricot. Extremely high in Vitamin A, Potassium, Vitamin C, and a great source of fiber.