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Apples – crispy stone fruit

„An apple a day keeps the doctor away.“

This old saying still holds true. Apples are rich in vitamins, trace elements and healing properties. They contain a high content of bioflavonoids. The secondary plant substances protect the body from cell damaging free radicals and inflammations. Research shows that the pectin in apples reduces the risk of colon cancer and helps maintain a healthy digestive tract.

The pectin in apples lowers LDL (“bad”) cholesterol. Two apples per day may lower cholesterol by as much as 16 percent. Apples also contain some chemicals that seems to be able to kill bacteria. Apple peel contains a chemical called ursolic acid that is suspected to have a role in building muscle and metabolism.

Most of the valuable nutrients are found in or directly under the peel – from a nutritional standpoint it is recommended to eat apples with the skin and never peel them.

Apples are perfect for an in-between snack. Simply slice them into bite-sized pieces with the help of the Borner V8 apple cutter. Not only ideal for raw consumption, dessert or snack but also for cooking or baking yummy (tasty) dishes. Succulent cakes, warming baked apples, sweet applesauce and dried apples to only name a few. Homemade apple-rose muffins are a real treat. Click here for the recipe. Borner graters and slicers are ideal for cutting apples into slices, sticks, Julienne-strips, rasps and cubes and our regular customers absolutely recommend them.

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