Apples

Apples are an all-American success story-each ...

Apples are an all-American success story-each of us eats more than 19 pounds of them annually.   (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe.”Dr. Carl Sagan

“Apples are a crisp, white-fleshed fruit with a red, yellow or green skin.  The apple is actually a member of the Rose family, which may seem strange until we remember that roses make rose hips, which are fruits similar to the apple.

Apples have a moderately sweet, refreshing flavor and a tartness that is present to greater or lesser degree depending on the variety.  For example, Golden or Red Delicious apples are milk and sweet, while Pippins and Granny Smith are notably brisk and tart.  Tart apples, which best retain their texture during cooking, are often preferred for cooked desserts like apple pie, while Delicious apples and other sweeter varieties like Braeburn and Fuji apples are usually eaten raw.”~The World’s Healthiest Foods

  • The phytonutrients in apples can help regulate blood sugar.
  • Even though the apple is not an excellent source of dietary fiber, the fiber found in apple may combine with other apple nutrients to provide the kind of health benefits associated with soluble fiber content and in particular, its fat-soluble fiber called pectin.
  • Scientists have recently shown that important health benefits of apples may stem from their impact on bacteria in the digestive tract.
  • For more information, go to http://www.whfoods.com

Remember the old adage, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away!”

While you don’t have to eat an apple a day, they can be a part of a healthy, balanced diet.

What’s your favorite kind of apple?  Does anyone have a favorite recipe they want to share?

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