Apples Healthy Recipes Round-up Blog Carnival!

How can anyone not like apples? There are over 7,500 varieties grown throughout the world, so surely one must take your fancy! Me, I love them; they're tasty, can quench hunger, thirst and have awesome health benefits. There's truth in the saying; "An apple a day keeps the doctor away"which originally came from the old English adage; “To eat an apple before going to bed, will make the doctor beg his bread.” and here are some of the reasons why;

  • Apples are fat, sodium, and cholesterol free.
  • Apples are a great source of the fiber pectin. One apple has five grams of fibre.
  • Apples are high in antioxidants, mostly in or near the peel.
  • Many apples after harvesting and cleaning have commercial grade wax applied. Waxes are made from natural ingredients.
  • The average apple contains around 80 (all good) calories.
  • Eating apples regularly has been proven to reduce risks of heart disease, skin disease and asthma.
  • Apples are high in both vitamin C and A.
  • A medium apple has a GI of 38 and a GL of only 6. To learn more about GI & GL see here

And some lesser known facts about our colourful friend;

  • Apples are a member of the rose family.
  • The science of apple growing is called pomology.
  • The apple tree originated in an area between the Caspian and the Black Sea.
  • Apples are a member of the rose family.
  • It takes the energy from 50 leaves to produce one apple.
  • iPhones are made entirely from recycled apples... ;-)

Did you get your dose of apple today? If not, then here are some recipes to get your taste buds juicing!

Cinnamon Apple Crisps by Jacqueline from Tinned Tomatoes
Slow Cooker Bacon Wrapped Apple BBQ Chicken by Nikki from Chef in Training
Apple Chili by Candy from Health in Candyland
Apple Butter by Amanda from Moms with Crockpots

Wheat Berry Waldorf Salad by Julie from Peanut Butter Fingers
Apple, Cranberry & Beet Chutney by Jenessa's Dinners
Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Bars by Lindsay from The Lean Green Bean

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread (sweetened with applesauce) by Helen from What Happened Next...
BBQ Chicken Apple Pizza by Cathy from Lemon Tree Dwelling

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