Have a Plant: Fruits & Veggies for Better Health

Selection

Choose apples that are bright green in color and may have a red blush around the top. Make sure the skin is firm, smooth, blemish free and the stem is intact.

Storage

Apples may be stored in the refrigerator in a plastic bag for up to three weeks away from odorous food.

Preparation

Granny Smith apples should always be washed under cool running water before cutting or eating. Apples can be eaten fresh, microwaved, boiled into applesauce, roasted, and even grilled.

Nutrition Benefits

Low calorie, fat free, cholesterol free, sodium free; contain fiber and vitamin C.

Health Benefits

  • Eating low calorie foods that are high in fiber can help support a healthy weight. Apples contain two types of fiber; soluble and insoluble. Fiber is beneficial for heart and gut health. Soluble dietary fiber is important for reducing the risk of coronary heart disease and cardiac damage. Insoluble fiber works to maintain normal digestion.
  • Vitamin C is used by the body as a powerful antioxidant that supports a healthy immune system and may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and other disease related conditions.

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