Apricot is an amazing, healthful fruit to serve to babies. Apricots contain good quantities of Vitamins A (including betacarotene), C and Folate, as well as Potassium and Calcium.
The term "apricot" stems from the Latin term, Prunus armeniaca, or "Armenian plum." Being of Armenian descent, I was introduced to apricots as a baby myself and have always tried to make a point of keeping it a part of my (now four year old) son's finicky fruit intake. All you have to do is combine it with a little natural sweetner or yogurt to enhance its slightly bitter flavor.
Here's how you can introduce apricot to your little one:
Apricot, Apple & Pear
1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
1 pear, peeled, cored and chopped
1 apple, peeled, cored and chopped
4 tablespoons water
Tastes great over rice or mixed with vanilla baby yogurt!