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Did you know the way to test the goodness of an apple is to flick it with your fingernail? If it makes a sound similar to flicking a drum the apple will be hard and juicy. Just the way an apple should be. There is much truth to the phrase, an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Perhaps surprising news to some will be that an apple - with its skin kept on - contains more antioxidants than ½ a cup of blueberries. It's yet another example of nature looking after us; in Autumn when the price of blueberries goes up, the price of apples goes down. Scientific reviews have shown that apples are protective against cancer - particularly cancers of the colon, lung, and breast -reduce the risk of heart disease, asthma and type 2 diabetes. The high antioxidant capacity of apples is believed to be one of the reasons for their impressive disease fighting potential.
There are many different types of apples including Bonza, Braeburn, Royal Gala, Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Jazz, Red Fuji, Sundowner, Pink Lady, Jonathon, Jonagold, Kanzi and Greenstar to name but some. New season apples start late summer and last right through to winter.
Category: Fruit
In Season: all year
To Buy:
Look for apples with a firm smooth surface and avoid any that are slightly bruised or have insect damage.
To Store:
Apples will stay crisp stored in the fridge
Tips & Tricks:
Take the crisp test by tapping the suface lightly with your nail - a dull sound indicates that there are crunchier apples elsewhere
Cooking Tips:
Golden delicious apples are one of the best apples to cook with. Delicious baked in foil or stewed with ginger. Used in the classic waldorf salad with celery and walnuts.

Nutrition per 1 Unit:

Energy (kJ):
Low GI < 55:
Protein (g):
Saturated Fat, g :
Vitamin B2:
No information available
Carbohydrates, g:
Fibre, g:
Fat (g):
Vitamin B1:
Niacin (B3):
No information available

Benefits the Following Health Conditions:*

Cold and Flus
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* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.

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