Sign in

Got Apricot?

Cathy Christensen July 2008 issue of Skin Inc. magazine
apricots

Excerpt Only This is a shortened version or summary of the article you requested. To view the complete article, please log in or create an account. Registration is Free!

With its orange, velvety skin and sweet taste, the apricot is one of the first fruits to signal the beginning of summer.1 A member of the rose family, the wild apricot was discovered on the mountain slopes of China and, in the 18th century, Spanish explorers planted the golden fruit in the gardens of Spanish missions in California. Even today, the state is responsible for more than 95% of the United State’s apricot harvest.2

In the kitchen

Apricots can be enjoyed in a variety of ways—fresh, canned, frozen and dried—and are often included in a range of dishes, from appetizers and garnishes to entrées, sauces and desserts. Rich in beta-carotene, fiber, and vitamins A and C, apricots help strengthen the immune system and nurture healthy skin.1, 3

At Samadhi Spa & Wellness Retreat in Daylesford, Victoria, Australia, the Samadhi Breakfast includes toasted muesli with chewy apricots and cranberries. To satisfy a sweeter tooth, the Honey Vanilla Cheesecake from Green Valley Spa in St. George, Utah, is garnished with a tasty apricot orange topping, and the Oak Café restaurant at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa in Ojai, California, serves Grilled Apricots and Cinnamon Meringues with Apricot Honey for a tasty dessert. And check out the recipe for delicious Apricot Couscous from Spa Chef Amie Reavis at the Château Élan Winery and Resort in Braselton, Georgia.

In the spa

Excerpt Only This is a shortened version or summary of the article you requested. To view the complete article, please log in or create an account. Registration is Free!

Related Content

 

Close

Recipe: Apricot Couscous

From Spa Chef Amie Reavis, Château Élan Winery and Resort in Braselton, Georgia

Makes 2 servingsapricot couscous

1 1⁄2 cups couscous

1 1⁄2 cups hot water

6 fresh apricots, chopped

3⁄4 cup sliced almonds, toasted

3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

3 green onions, green parts only, chopped

1 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped

2 handfuls fresh cilantro leaves, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 tablespoons lemon zest, finely grated

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

Sea salt to taste

1. In a small pot, bring the water to a boil.

2. Place the couscous in a heat-proof medium bowl and pour the boiling water over it; stir with a fork to combine.

3. Cover and let sit for 10–15 minutes, then uncover and fluff with fork.

4. In a large bowl, mix the apricots, almonds, lemon juice, green onion, mint, cilantro, garlic and lemon zest.

5. Add the couscous, olive oil and salt to taste.

6. Toss gently to combine.

Next image >

 

Skip

Welcome to the new SkinInc.com!

Delivering the best information on the spa, skin care and wellness industry is our passion, and we’ve worked hard to design a powerful new website that incorporates cutting-edge technology to bring you:

  • Mobile-friendly Design
  • Integrated Sample Request
  • Refreshed Look and Feel
  • Dynamic Content
  • Free Registration

Mobile-friendly Design

Providing a unified experience from mobile to desktop, responsive design allows you to access Skin Inc. content from any device, whether you’re in the treatment room, at home or on the go!

Integrated Sample Request

Visit Featured Product pages to quickly and easily identify new suppliers and request product samples and information.

Dynamic Content

Articles are now linked with relevant products so you can find the products and treatments you need to provide the best results for your clients.

Free Registration

Create your user account to gain unlimited access to Skin Inc.’s unparalleled content.

Enjoy the New SkinInc.com!

Thank you for joining the Skin Inc. community of passionate skin care professionals. We look forward to providing you the best information to enhance your career!