Apricots are originally from China but arrived in Europe via Armenia, which is why the scientific name is Prunus armenaica. Apricots are enjoyed as a fresh fruit but also dried, cooked into pastry, and eaten as jam. The fruits are also distilled into brandy and liqueur. Apricots are small golden orange fruits, not too juicy but definitely smooth and sweet. Their flavor is almost musky, with a faint tartness that is more pronounced when the fruit is dried. Fresh apricots are plentiful source of vitamin C and also rich in many plant antioxidants.