Fall is here and with the cooler temperatures here that means it’s also time for apples to be showing up at your local markets. This crisp sweet fruit is a favorite in my house. Which is a good thing due to all the added health benefits.
Apples are one of the most popular fruits in all of the world’s temperate regions. Scientists have determined that the cultivated apples we eat today originated from wild apples in central Asia about 4,000 years ago, with other wild species along the Silk Route running from Asia to Western Europe possibly contributing as well. With a dizzying number of varieties to choose from, this iconic fruit serves up good amounts of fiber and potassium, plus vitamin C and other antioxidants. Add that to their long history and the fact that apples supply slow-burning carbohydrates that provide a steady flow of energy, and you have one outstanding Paleo superfood.
Here are just a few of the Paleo Apple recipes here in on the blog:
Here are links to the recipes listed above:
I have also started a Paleo Apple Pinterest Board so make sure to follow if you are an apple recipe lover.
And keep in mind when purchasing your apples that they occupy a spot on the Environmental Working Group’s Dirty Dozen list of fruits and vegetables most contaminated with toxic pesticide residue, so purchase organic apples whenever possible, and wash them well before eating.
Happy Apple Picking!