picking is one of the first things that comes to mind when you
think of autumn. Trips to the country in the crisp clean air for
baskets of delicious red, yellow and green apples are fun for
families and groups of friends looking for a fun day trip idea.
Cups of cider, lots of laughing and pictures to save the memories...
Once the picking is done, what are you supposed to do
with all those apples? You can cook apples, candy them, stew them,
bake them, make apple butter and even stuff a chicken with them.
Before you get to all that cooking, we should point out a simple fact. What is an apple
besides a succulent sweet fruit? Rinse your apples under cold water and just bite in.Besides tasting heavenly, fresh picked apples are good for you. An apple a day keeps the
doctor away... gives a hint to the medicinal benefits that
can be found in an apple.
many essential vitamins in the average apple including Vitamin
If you need to add fiber to your diet, you'll find there is more
fiber in an apple than in most cereal or bread. The high fiber
content is good for maintaining blood sugar levels. Another great
thing is that you don't need to prepare this healthy fat free,
sodium free, low calorie snack if you don't have the time. You
can just grab one and go.
How many different
ways can an apple be served? There are countless amounts of mouth
watering, belly filling recipes that range from traditional to
modern. Different kinds of apples have different tastes. For example,
if sweet is what you want do not reach for a Granny Smith. Certain
apples are best for making applesauce while others are better
used to make the best Thanksgiving apple pie. Bone up on all the
recipes available and maybe invent a new one this fall.