These California dried apricots are the tastiest on earth!!! When the fruit is being cut in half these really ripe apricots kind of goosh out and loose their shape. This fruit is one of the healthiest things you can eat. Apricots are low in calories (about 580 in a pound) they are incredibly high in Vitamin A and potassium. Vitamin C and D are in generous amounts in apricots. It takes 9 to 10 pounds of fresh apricots to yield one pound of dried apricots. Concentrated nutrition. Refrigerate or freeze to store.