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September Superfood: Apples

We all know the saying, an apple a day keeps the doctor away, right? Well here’s why! Apples are rich in fiber, vitamin C, antioxidants, and tons of other vitamins and minerals. They are also naturally low in sodium and cholesterol, which helps reduce the risk of chronic diseases. To peel, or not to peel, that is the question. Most of the beneficial nutrients are found in the skin, or just under the skin. Leaving the skin on boosts the nutritional qualities of these delicious fruits.

Did you know there are 2,500 varieties of apples just in the United States? With such a large variety of apples to try, you’ll never get bored of this crispy and juicy fruit. Since apples have such a high fiber content, they are a very satisfying snack. Apples can easily be taken on the go, and pair well with protein like cheese or peanut butter. After a delicious apple filled snack, you’ll be feeling full and energized in no time.

Whether apples are picked right from the tree or from a supermarket, they should be stored properly to maintain their crispy freshness!

  • Apples tend to ripen more quickly at room temperature. Try to keep these fruits in the fridge for that optimal crunch.
  • After apples are cut and exposed to oxygen, over time they may turn brown. Sprinkle cut apples with lemon or lime juice after cutting to prevent that color change. Or, after cut, reassemble the apple and hold it together with a rubber band to avoid oxygen contact.
  • Mcintosh, Fuji, and Granny Smith apples tend to have thicker skin and will stay fresher longer.
  • Apples naturally give off ethylene gas, which could speed up the ripening time of other produce – be careful when storing apples with other fruits and veggies.
  • Before eating, wash your apple thoroughly so that it’s nice and shiny clean.

Try apple picking this season to take advantage of the fresh fall air and all of the apple orchards. Whether you purchase a bushel or a peck, be sure to stock up on this super fruit!

How will you enjoy apples this month?

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  • September 3, 2018

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