Ahh, the lowly apple. An undervalued piece of fruit in my opinion. When you think ‘fruit,’ exotic images come up, like kiwi, strawberry, mango; apple is not your go-to type of fruit if there is an option. How many times have you been in a hotel and looked at the sad excuse for a bowl of fruit (apples, and if you’re lucky an orange), and picked up an apple to eat? I think because they are so available they have lost their appeal.
Well, no more! I read an article yesterday that said all the usual benefits of eating an apple: fibre, vitamins, etc. But then they also mentioned that apples lower bad cholesterol and raise good cholesterol – how amazing is that?
This is my favourite way of enjoying an apple: Chopped, tossed in a couple of tablespoons of lemon juice. (The apple in the picture is a Pink Lady, one of my favourite types of apple.) It all started when, one day, I had chopped up apples and put them in lemon juice so they wouldn’t go brown, for the breakfast program at my kids’ school. A child came up and told me he loved the apples in lemonade! I thought, do they really taste like they’re in lemonade? Yes, they do! Try it, you’ll love it, the apple’s sweetness turns the lemon juice in to lemonade.