• Apples can be found in-store year-round, with peak season being August to April

Health Benefits of Apples:

  • Research suggests that powerful antioxidants in apples play an essential role in reducing the risks of certain diseases like cancer and Alzheimer’s.
  • One medium-sized apple contains about 4g of dietary fiber and 14% of your daily recommended intake of Vitamin C.
  • Apples can help lower cholesterol and blood pressure.

How to Select Apples:

  • Select apples that are firm to the touch when lightly pressed. Avoid apples that are noticeably soft, discolored, or indent easily after you press the skin.
  • Avoid apples with signs of bruising or decay.
  • Not sure what apple to use for snacking, cooking or baking? Check out this guide!

How to Store Apples:

  • Store unwashed apples in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator. Avoid placing apples near strong-smelling foods, such as onions or garlic, since apples can easily take of the odor of other foods.

How to Prepare Apples:

  • Always wash apples before eating, even if you do not intend to eat the skin.
  • Apples can be eaten whole, or sliced and chopped for snacking or cooking.

Fun Facts About Apples:

  • The first America orchard was planted around 1625 on Beacon Hill in Boston, MA.
  • Apple trees take four to five years to produce their first fruit.
  • The science of apple growing is called pomology.

Helpful Links:

Downloadable Resources

Delicous Ways to Enjoy Michigan Apples

New York State Apple Variety Guide

Learn more at US Apple, Michigan Apples and New York Apple Association

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