Iranian Dried Fruit Products

Dried Apricots (Qaisi)

What are dried apricots (qaisi)?

Qaisi is a sweet and delightful apricot that can be found in almost every section of Iran. Dried apricot kernels, which may or may not include apricot kernels, are also known as apricots in some locations. East Azerbaijan’s and Tabriz’s souvenirs, as well as Shahroud’s, are Qaisi. Iran exports some of its manufactured goods to neighboring countries. Azerbaijan’s towns and regions generate the majority of high-quality dried apricots. One of Tabriz’s most famous desserts is sunny Qaisi jam. After prepping the sheets, use a dryer, oven, or the sun to prepare the paper.


Dried apricots are introduced:

Dried fruits are a popular and high-quality Iranian dish that is exported all over the world every year. These cuisines were traditionally created to preserve and enjoy fruits that could only be picked for a brief time. Dried fruits can be used in a variety of ways. Apples, strawberries, pears, plums, cherries, apricots, and other fruits and vegetables are examples. Apricots, plums, and cherries are the most well-known and popular dried fruits. Fresh fruit has more characteristics than dried fruit, although some of them will be lost.


The dried apricot fruit is used to make the apricot leaf. Apricot leaf, one of the most popular and beneficial dried fruits, has various qualities and benefits for the body due to its nutrients and vitamins. Qaisi has a sweet taste, and its properties include strengthening the immune system, aiding weight loss, treating anemia, increasing breast milk in pregnant women, skin care, improving vision, treating constipation, relieving indigestion, anti-cough properties, preventing bleeding, improving metabolism, and increasing the body’s energy supply, among others.

Is there a difference between apricot and qaisi?

The amount of water in apricots and qaisi is the gap between the parties.
Qaisy is formed from dried apricot fruit, which contains highly rich components that have made it available in this fashion at various times of the year, while Qaisy is one of the essential nuts since it has a range of uses for nuts, making access to it very significant. Apricot and its qaisy are among the foods that have a large following, and with its increased availability in the market, we are seeing a positive response. There are various ways to exploit the qualities of apricots besides eating them fresh.
Drying fresh and ripe apricots into dried fruits that may be used in future seasons is one of the most prevalent procedures for this purpose. Drying apricots is one of the most effective techniques to extend the life of this fruit, and its many applications have become more accessible.


Potassium is abundant in fresh apricots, however, qaisi has a higher potassium level than fresh fruit. Potassium is a critical element in the body’s metabolism and function, as well as the metabolism and function of tissues, organs, and other cells. Potassium in the diet is necessary for heart health and blood pressure control. Iron is more abundant in Qaisi than in fresh apricots.

Iron-rich foods can help avoid iron deficiency anemia, which is the world’s most frequent nutritional condition, according to the World Health Organization. To strengthen the nerves and anemia, Ibn Sina suggested consuming 50 grams of apricot kernel or ghee every day. Half a cup can give up to 10% of your daily iron requirements.
Qaisi also contains a lot of antioxidants in addition to these vitamins. According to studies, mature fruits contain more antioxidants than completely ripe ones.


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Principle nutrient   Value/100g unit
Energy 241   kcal
Carbohydrates 63 g
protein 3.4 g
Total Fat 0.5 g
sugars 53 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Dietary Fiber 7 g
Sodium 10 mg
potassium 1162 mg
Calcium mg

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