These apricots are dried whole. After being dropped into hot water, the pit is squeezed out and they are dried whole. The water bath is the reason there is some color loss.
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.