Nothing marks the arrival of autumn better than apples, the quintessential all-American fruit. Apples are a great snack, and they’re a cook’s delight in sweet or savory recipes. Choosing organic apples is important, too; apples are #1 on the list of produce that carries the most pesticide residues when grown conventionally.
Over 15,000 named apple varieties are recognized in this country — yet you won’t encounter the vast majority of them in supermarkets, because most don’t ship well. A mere 8 varieties account for 80% of US domestic apple production: Granny Smith, McIntosh, Red and Golden Delicious, Rome Beauty, York Imperial, Jonathan and Stayman Winesap. Try local farmer’s markets to find the special heirloom varieties that grow in your area.
Apples make a great out-of-hand snack, but they’re truly a cook’s delight for a wide range of hot and cold, sweet and savory recipes. Few fruits are more versatile; apples marry beautifully with a wide array of ingredients and flavors. Celebrate the season’s best wherever you are with the delicious inspiration of colorful, delightful apples!
Why choose organic apples?
How to select and store apples
Tips for using apples
Sweet, guilt-free satisfaction
Earthbound Farm organic apples are a good source of fiber and vitamin C and are loaded with health promoting and protecting antioxidants.
With only 80 calories, zero fat and 15% of the Daily Value for fiber apples are a filling snack and a natural, guilt-free way to satisfy a sweet tooth. Be sure not to peel this fruit before eating as apple polyphenols (a class of antioxidants) are more highly concentrated in the skin and have been linked to a number of potential health benefits.
Why choose organic apples?
Apples are #1 on the Environmental Working Group’s “Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides,” a list of produce that carries the most pesticide residues when grown conventionally. You can lower your dietary exposure to pesticides substantially by avoiding the 12 most contaminated fruits and vegetables, and choosing organic for those items instead.
When you choose Earthbound Farm certified organic apples (and apple slices), you’re getting fruit that’s been raised without synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, using farming methods that regenerate the soil and protect the health of the land and the people who work on it. Organic food is the healthiest choice for people and the planet — and we think organic apples taste better, too!
WhatsOnMyFood.org from the Pesticide Action Network shows you searchable results for fruits like apples and a wide range of other organic and conventional foods. It’s an easy-to-use and empowering tool for learning about pesticide residues and their health effects for all of us.
Flavorful Braeburn, Fuji, Red or Golden Delicious, Gala, Granny Smith and Pink Lady varieties, available seasonally.