for apricots and peaches, people seem to do best with tree ripened fruit. Grocery store fresh is always underripe and wont' develop the full flavor/aroma. ditto for dried and frozen peaches.
now, for blueberries, people like the dried fruit a lot it seems.
There shouldn't be much preservatives in dried apricots...the drying IS the preservative, but check the label to be safe.
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