Sweet, crisp flavour with firm, white flesh
Put away the peeler & eat your apples with peel intact.
If buying more apples than you can eat quickly, store them in a plastic bag in the produce draw of your refrigerator.
Apples can help prevent constipation, improve lung function, & lower the risk of heart disease.
Apple peel may impart health benefits when consumed & should be regarded as a valuable source of antioxidants
New Zealand's largest volume variety & one of the world's premium apple varieties
Developed in New Zealand... Grown in the Hawkes Bay
Beneficial to the digestive system, promotes Saliva & Liver health
Features a bright red stripe over a creamy yellow background
The fibre contained in apples is vital in preventing cholesterol reabsorption.
The reason for not growing organically is that, for apples, we think it's worse for the environment than what we do now.
The organic guys spray two-three times as often as we do.
Those with home gardens will know that compounds like copper can be very useful.
Copper is a natural organic compound but it's also a heavy metal that is highly toxic to humans & extremely persistent in the soil.
If I grew apples in a desert climate, like say Argentina, I think I might do it organically.
Our benign climate means we grow everything well, including pests & diseases, so organics in apples is a real challenge for now.
A compound known as quercetin is found in apples, which are broken down by the body & helps prevent chronic inflammation that results in the thickening of the arteries, blood clotting in the arteries etc... Thus decreasing the risk of heart disease.
You cannot over eat them & studies show that enjoying an apple between a meal decreases total calorie intake at that meal.
Natures perfect weight loss food are apples.
Eat them raw, sprinkled with cinnamon or baked as a seasonal treat.
Research published in the Journal Frontiers in Microbiology.
The researchers tested all of the parts of the apple including the skin, stem, flesh, peel, seeds & calyx, which is the fluffy bit at the bottom where the flower used to be.
They found that if you ate a whole 240g apple, seeds & all, you'd ingesting about 100 million bactaria. Most of us don't actually eat the core, so our intake would fall to a mere 10 million bacteria.
Although still in it's infancy, research around gut microbiome is showing that the richer & more diverse the community of microbes you have in your gut, the lower your risk of disease & allergies may be.
However the old wives tale an apple a day keeps the doctors away might be true after all, thanks to the apple being such a great home to millions of delicious bacteria.
Serving size: 1 apple - 130g
|Avg Quantity per serving||Avg Quantity per 100g|
|Fat, total (g)||0.4||0.3|
|- saturated (g)||0.02||0.02|
|- sugars (g)||13.5||10.4|
|Vitamin C (mg)||5||5|
Source: The Concise New Zealand Food Composition Tables, 12th Edition, Plant & Food Research