Have you had your apple today?
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The sweet, crunchy apple is quite possibly the perfect on-the-go snack. Take the following bits of information as proof:

  • Apples are small and light; easy carry in a backpack, briefcase or purse.
  • A medium apple is fat-, sodium-, and cholesterol-free, containing just 80 calories.
  • Apples are an excellent source of fiber (5 grams per medium apple).
  • Apples come in a wide variety of flavors, colors, and textures. Whether you like tart and crisp, or soft and sweet, there’s a variety out there for you.

Health Benefits
Apples are an excellent source of fiber, and are free of fat, sodium, and cholesterol. They are rich in phytochemicals, which may help prevent heart disease.

Fun Facts

  • There are about 2,500 known apple varieties grown in the U.S. and more than 7,500 grown worldwide.
  • Americans eat approximately 19.6 pounds of fresh apples annually, compared to about 46 pounds consumed annually by Europeans.
  • Over half of all apples grown in the United States come from orchards in Washington state.

Selection Tips
When choosing apples at the store, avoid ones with bruises or broken skin.

The Fresh1 apples come from orchards in California, Michigan, New York, and Washington, and they are available all year round.

Warm temperatures make apples get softer faster, so store them in the refrigerator. They also tend to absorb flavors from strong-scented foods, so keep them in a plastic bag.


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