How to live apple-y ever after

Apples are the most available fruit in the U.S., according to the USDA, with lots of tasty options. And according to the International Fresh Produce Association, more than three out of four households (78 percent) brought home the sweet pick in 2022, second only to bananas when it comes to fruit.

I’m a huge fan for many reasons. For one, they offer so much in terms of nutrition. They’re rich in fiber, specifically pectin, a type of soluble fiber that can help keep you regular and may also reduce bad (LDL) cholesterol. They also contain quercetin, a flavonoid buried in the apple’s skin, that acts as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.

In addition, apples are portable, available year-round (peak season is September to October), come in so many delicious varieties and can be enjoyed in countless ways. Apples are beyond appealing, lol…they’re a dream come true for nutritionists. Read on to learn why and how to use them to make mouthwatering creations.