Fall Produce 101: Apples

One of the most quintessential fall activities is apple picking. There is nothing like the crisp autumn air while you’re out among a large orchard of trees with a bunch of fruits just ripe for the picking. I hope you’ve done your apple picking this fall because there are so many great health benefits to gain from eating these delicious little fruits! Not to mention all of the choices you have! From Granny Smith, Gala, Red Delicious, Fuji, Golden Delicious…the list could go on!

The health benefits from apples are amazing. There’s a reason they say “An apple a day will keep the doctor away.” According to Health.com, eating a steady intake of apples in your diet may reduce your cholesterol, can help control weight gain due to their rich fiber content, regulate blood sugar, aid muscle development, improve lung health and the reduce risk of respiratory illnesses like asthma, and help you live longer.

Try some of these delicious apple recipes to get you started!

Peanut Butter Apple Oatmeal Cookies from Two Peas and Their Pod

Apple Pancake from Love and Lemons

Autumn Kale Salad with Fennel, Honeycrisp and Goat Cheese from Cookie and Kate

Apple Nut Quinoa from Budget Bytes

Apple Cider Syrup from Cooking Classy

Now get to apple picking!

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