This unique variety grows wild in the Hunza valley in northwest Pakistan. Small, sweet fruits with exquisite flavour have an edible kernel within the pit, which has been the primary source of oil for the Hunza people for many years. The longevity of these folks has attracted attention, since many live to be 100 or more. Among the contributing factors being credited for this are the aforementioned apricot kernels. If the Hunza want dried fruit, they simply leave the apricots hanging on the tree. The flesh reportedly has a deep, delicious toffee taste when cooked.
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