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Apples and health

Apples are high in antioxidants, high in Vitamin C, high in fibre and are the most convenient snack for kids. They’re also great for a sustained, low-kJ energy and concentration boost … we suggest you replace your caffeine high with a natural buzz – eating an apple gives you the equivalent pick-me-up to a cup of coffee and is about $3.50 cheaper!

Recent research has uncovered evidence showing apples – especially Pink Lady apples – are rich in flavonoids, a recognized superfood phytonutrient which can help reduce blood pressure, lower the risk of cancer and promote heart health. Eating apples can also help control appetite and reduce the risk of asthma and diabetes.

The results of a three-year University of Western Australia study into apple flavonoids were published in 2011. Here’s the link to the article
http://www.ioa.uwa.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/1692108/Catherine-Bondonno-final-web.pdf
and an example of where it has been referenced:
http://www.sciencealert.com.au/news/20110707-22367.html

For more apple health info you can also have a look at this 2010 article from the CSIRO, commissioned by Horticulture Australia Ltd and co-financed by the Federal Government:
http://www.aussieapples.com.au/media/documents/Apple_Report_2010_2.pdf