Calif. extra fancy dried. It takes 8 to 9 pounds of fresh California apricots to yield one pound of dried apricots. They are low in calories with about 580 calories in one pound. They have one of the highest concentrations of vitamin A in any of our foods. They are much higher in potassium than bananas and they are very high in vitamin C and D. In addition to that they are a very good source of dietary fiber.