When it comes to baking keeping it simple can yield excellent results! Anything made using fresh; simple ingredients will usually taste yummy! Our taste buds have become used to prepackaged, processed, preserved, manufactured food, so when they taste something homemade, wholesome and fresh they go wild. Making things from scratch does not have to be time-consuming or difficult. Many of the tastiest recipes are also very easy to prepare.
Apples are an extremely abundant, inexpensive and healthy food choice. Ever hear the saying “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”. Well, there is truth in that saying. Apples are very high in antioxidants, fiber, and they detoxify the liver. They are excellent for aiding digestion due to the amount and type of fiber they contain. Fiber has also been shown to reduce cholesterol. The antioxidants help to keep the heart healthy. The peel contains compounds that help to prevent and fight cancer. They are high in potassium that helps to control blood pressure. They also contain flavonoids that help to maintain bone density.
Some interesting facts about apples, they are part of the rose family. The Greeks loved apples! It was their favorite fruit. There is only one type of apple native to North America, the crap apple. The apple tree originated near the Black Sea in Asia. Most apples are still harvested by hand picking. And it may have been the earliest tree to be cultivated.
You do not have only to eat raw apples to get the health benefits. Baked apples are also very beneficial. They make a super easy, healthy and delicious dessert! They are also easier to digest, so if you have sensitive digestion, eating the apples cooked is a great option. The nutritional value of cooked apples is close to raw apples, other than the vitamin C content, which decreases when they are cooked.
Here is a delicious and easy apple dumpling recipe you can try from ‘Mom’s Crazy Cooking’, link below.