October is National Apple Month and a great time to experiment in the kitchen with apples. Apples are a good source of fiber and pectin, being a soluble fiber, actually helps prevent cholesterol buildup in your blood vessels. The pectin is found just beneath the skin of the apple, as well as a good amount of vitamin C, so it’s important to eat the peel as well as the flesh. That brings us to the more important issue, organic apples. Apples are heavily sprayed with pesticides and are the number one fruit on the EWG’s Dirty Dozen list. (http://www.ewg.org/). Buy and eat your apples organic or peel them, but remember you’ll loose a lot of the nutritional benefits if you peel it. However, you eat it, make sure to include apples in your diet for a healthier body.
Here are a couple of recipes for your pantry files!