Apples are truly a fruit to celebrate which makes them a #FantasticFruit. They are among the most popular fruits in the world. The fruit was originally only grown in central Asia. But today apple plantations are spread across the globe. These delicious fruits are filling and packed full of nutrients. They are also low in calories and high in fiber.
Apples although, a fruit are part of the Rosacea family which technically make them a rose. It’s not surprising then that nothing quite beats biting into a sweet juicy red apple. There are over 7 000 varieties of this #FantasticFruit which come in striking shades of red, green and yellow. In 2010 scientists were able to completely decode of the genome of apples for the first time. This enabled scientists to find out exactly why apples are so good for us.
Health benefits of Apples
Sweet and crunchy Apples are backed by strong scientific evidence that they are crammed full of beneficial nutrients. And, when eaten as part of a smart diet plan, apples can help to protect the body against serious diseases.
Eating a large apple provides for 20% of your body’s recommended daily intake of fiber which aid in the body’s digestive process.
It’s a Prebiotic
Apples contain Pectin, a type of fibre which acts as a probiotic. This means that they improve the functioning of healthy bacteria in our large intestines.
These amazing fruits relieve the symptoms associated with Anaemia because they contain iron. Additionally, apples promote oxygenation of the blood.
Immune System Boost
Apples contain high levels of vitamin C and many antioxidant compounds which are beneficial in boosting the immune system.
Buying and Storing Apples
- When you buy apples you need to make sure that they are firm. Feel your apples.
- Do not buy apples which are wrinkled. These apples have lost their nutritional and health benefits.
- Avoid apples which are unusually soft or bruised.
- When storing apples, never place an overripe apple with firm ones. During the ripening process, apples release ethylene gas. This gas can stimulate the rapid ripening of other apples.
• French Toast and Apple Pie – One whiff of this sweet and syrupy breakfast and your family will come flying into the kitchen.
• Stunning Pork Chops with Apples – This 6 ingredient apple pork chops recipe is the best pork we’ve ever eaten.
• Caramel Apple Muffins – The children will be jumping out of bed once they get a whiff of these delights in the morning.