Fall is my favorite season. I love the crispness in the air, watching the leaves turn beautiful colors and apples! Yes, apples. It’s apple picking season and my husband and I picked apples at our usual farm. Apples are not just a pretty face, they also have many nutritional benefits.
Here are some interesting nutritional facts:
- They are a rich source of flavonoids and polyphenols, which are both powerful antioxidants.
- Cornell University researchers have found that by eating 1 apple with its skin can give you an antioxidant effect that is equal to taking about 1,500 mg of vitamin C.
- Pectin found in apples is an excellent source of fiber and can help lower bad cholesterol.
- 1 apple is only 60 calories; a major plus!
Besides eating fresh apples, I love to cook and bake with them. Below is my quick and easy recipe for crock pot applesauce.
Crock Pot Applesauce
Makes 8 servings
8 apples, peeled, cored and sliced in chunks
1/2 cup water
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
Put everything in the crock pot and let it cook for 4-6 hours.
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