|Latin Name:||Prunus armeniaca L.|
|English Name:||Apricot kernel|
|French Name:||Noyau d'abricot|
|Origin:||Italy, Turkey, Afghanistan, Morocco|
History and Origin
The apricot is the fruit of the apricot tree. The common apricot tree comes from the high mountainous regions of the Hindu Kush (in Central Asia). The oil is traditionally used by the peoples of the Himalayas to nourish and protect their skin against climatic extremes.