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Monday, April 20, 2009

An Apple a day keeps the doctor away

Apple is one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits, is a pomaceous fruit of the apple tree, known for its high yields and long storage life.
The tree originated from Central Asia and there are over 7,500 known cultivars of apples. The most popular varieties are red, yellow and green appless. Apples appear in many religious traditions, often referred as the mystical / forbidden fruit.

Storage: For home storage, store apple approx 2 weeks, at the coolest part of the refrigerator (below 5°C).
Apples can be canned, juiced, and often fermented to produce apple juice, cider, ciderkin, vinegar, and pectin.
Distilled apple cider produces the spirits applejack and Calvados. Wine / Apple wine are also prepared from apples.
Apples are also used in several desserts like apple pie, apple crumble, apple crisp and apple cake. They are often eaten baked or stewed.
Puréed apples are generally known as apple sauce. Apples are also used to prepare apple butter & apple jelly.
We believe "An apple a day keeps the doctor away," Apples may reduce the risk of colon cancer, prostate cancer and lung cancer.
Apples contain relatively low amounts of Vitamin C as well as several other antioxidant compounds.
The fiber content, helps regulate bowel movements and reduce the risk of colon cancer.
They also help in controlling heart disease, weight loss and cholesterol.


Purva Desai said...

Good informative post

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