Dried apricot is derived from fresh apricot, 

Natural dried apricots are dried directly under the sunlight and have a light to dark brown color. They are not treated with sulphur dioxide. 

Dried apricots are often consumed as a snack, and after grading are also mixed with other dried fruit and nuts, as well as being an important ingredient in chocolate snacks, baked cakes and desserts and breakfast cereals.