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Healthy Bites for October:
Apples are one of the most popular fruits in the United States. Thirty-six states grow apples commercially. October is National Apple Month, the only national, generic apple promotion in the United States. Apples come in all shades of red, green and yellow and range in size from a little bigger than a cherry, to as large as a grapefruit. Check out some apple facts and how to eat them in safe and delicious ways.
Feel free to use/adapt Healthy Bites material (with credit) for your own articles, blogs, handouts, etc. An example credit line would be: Authored by or Adapted from Lisa Franzen-Castle, PhD, RD, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Nutrition Specialist. Healthy Bites Newsletter, http://food.unl.edu/web/fnh/healthy-bites, July 2013.
Recipe Finder from Team Nutrition and USDA – Apple Recipes.
Tray-freezing Apple Slices for Multiple Uses. Got an abundance of apples? If you'd like to freeze them, but you're not sure how you'll use them later, try "tray freezing" them as individual slices -- you can even leave the skins on. Tray frozen apples work best in cooked apple dishes.
Apples Anytime! Recipe Collection. Following are four recipes so you can enjoy versatile apples anytime in your meals from salad to side dish to dessert!
Apple Recipes from UNL Extension and Buy Fresh, Buy Local. Recipes in this brochure include apple conserve, apple butter, and apple chutney.
Canning & Freezing Apples. This brochure from UNL Extension and Buy Fresh, Buy Local includes instructions on freezing apples, canning sliced apples, and syrups for canning fruit.