There is nothing better than a healthy crunchy fresh salad along with a meal or on its own. Apples are a great way to add crunchiness, natural sweetness and fiber to a diet. Apples go well with all green leafy vegetables, nuts and other fruits and vegetables and since there are so many different varieties of apples available you can make your salads more interesting by mixing a few varieties.
Apples are the most cultivated and consumed fruit in the world and rightly so as its a powerhouse of nutrients and is really good for you. The nutrients are in the flesh and the skin. Apples are extremely rich in antioxidants, flavonoids, dietary fiber.The phytonutrients and antioxidants in apples may help reduce the risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes and heart disease. They help keep your teeth whiter and healthier, helps control your weight, detoxify your liver and boost your immunity system.
There are a couple of things you should keep in mind while selecting and storing apples:
- Make sure you buy firm apples with no wrinkles, and bruises.
- Look for organic apples and locally grown Apples which are free of pesticides and hence healthier for you.
- Store Apples separately from other fruits and not keep them in sealed bags.
Here are some interesting and delicious quick to make apple salad recipes which you will surely enjoy.