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''Speeches of Mr. Sorgun Ozbalci in Foodnews
Dried Fruit and Nuts Conference-2003 Amsterdam''
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''Consumption and Product Trends in Turkey - Dried Fruits and Nuts''
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       Sizes, Quality Classes, Varieties:
The most important varieties, according to the quantity produced, are HACIHALILOGLU, SOGANCI, KABAASI and CATALOGLU. “HACIHALILOGLU” apricot forms 90 % of the whole apricot production in Malatya.

In apricot production, especially Darende, Hekimhan, Akçadag and Central districts are the significant ones in Malatya province.

The characteristic, which makes it world wide famous, is the dry material content. While the dry material content of Malatya apricots, vary between 24 % and 30 %, the maximum dry material content of other varieties was observed at only 20 %.

There are two groups, natural and sulphured and four quality classes, these are extra, first, second, and industrial classes. In Turkish Standards- TS485, all the class and size details can be found. The two important quality criteria of dried apricots with regard to this standard are, moisture and SO2 contents, which should not exceed 25 % and 0,25 % (2500ppm) by weight respectively.

SIZE
NUMBER OF THE BERRIES PER KILOGRAM

SIZE   

NUMBER OF THE BERRIES PER KILOGRAM

0

60-80

1

81-100

2

101-120

3

121-140

4

141-160

5

161-180

6

181-200

7         

201-220

8         

 221-(+)

 
 
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