The Holy Land of Armenia gave humanity apricot - one of the best and most useful fruits in the world. A ripe juicy apricot with a gentle, velvety skin and oozing flesh is something special. Armenians grow apricot trees over 3000 years. The evidence of this judgement are the apricot stones found during excavations near the Temple of Garni. The word "apricot" has a long history. The Romans called apricot “Armenian apple”. This name is also preserved in Botany: Prunus armeniaca or Armeniaca vulgaris. The most beloved and well-known Armenian instrument - the duduk is made of Apricot tree. In the recent years the duduk has become one of the trendy eastern instruments among the well-known western musicians. In Armenian the duduk is also called «tsiranapogh», which means «pipe, made of apricot wood». Many masters have tried to make the duduk of pear tree, plum tree and even apple tree, but only the duduk carved from apricot tree sounds well.
Nowadays apricot is grown in many countries, but none of them has the unique taste of the Armenian apricot, grown in the fertile ground of the Ararat valley, filled with sun and winds of Armenia. There are many opinions and ancient texts, according to which those who regularly eat apricots, grown on the Armenian land, live a long, healthy and happy life. As the fruits of the apricot tree contain many nutrients (thanks to which they are sometimes referred to as "fruits of health"), people consume much of this sacred fruit, following the traditions that came to us from ancient times; apricot is known to be beneficial to the cardiovascular system, liver and kidneys. Apricot can transport a person into the state of "golden section". "Golden Section" is an overall harmony of positive and negative emotions, feelings, ideas, capacities and energy. Fruits are consumed fresh, dried and canned. Different kinds of products are made of apricot: juices, fruit drinks, jams, marmalades, candied fruits, and now - Abrikon.