Apples are low in calories and a high source of dietary fiber. They are naturally low in fat; saturated fat free; sodium free; cholesterol free.
How to Select
Look for apples that are firm, shiny, have smooth skin and intact stems. They should smell fresh, not musty.
How to Store
Refrigerate apples in a plastic bag away from odorous foods and use within 3 weeks.
5 Ways to Enjoy Apples in the Spring!
- Bake ‘em! Remove the core. Pour a small amount of brown sugar and butter into the hole. Place apples in a baking pan with water and bake at 375°F for 30 minutes.
- Add to salads and slaws. Apples will add a touch a sweetness to a chicken or tuna salad. They pair deliciously well with seasonal fennel!
- Applesauce or chutney. Make your own applesauce using cranberries or raisins. Serve with pork or chicken to spice up your main dish!
- Sandwich filler. Slice and enjoy apples in any sandwich. Kids will especially enjoy a peanut butter and apple sandwich (much less sugar than jelly!)
- On the go! Crunch into a delicious apple anytime to keep you fuller, longer! They make great, healthy snacks, especially when paired with peanut butter.