Dried apricots are produced from organically grown, healthy, technologically ripe fruits that are dried in the sun by traditional methods and have a natural light to dark brown color. The fruits have a rich, juicy taste and a fuller texture. They are a natural source of fruit sugars that currently provide energy and fiber, which is why they have a mild laxative effect. Dried apricots are among the richest dietary sources of potassium. Dried fruit contains multiple concentrations of nutrients and can be stored for a longer period of time.