Apples

Origin

  • Central Europe-Asia, Caucus Region

Apples are common in US, arriving from Europe.

Uses

  • Apple Sauce
  • Apple Porridge (sweetener)
  • Black Bean Brownies (sweetener)
  • Pumpkin Squares (sweetener)
  • Blueberry Muffins (sweetener)

Shopping

  • 3-6 lb per week, family of 5
  • Cost: $0.25/lb cooked ($0.75/lb dry) cheap and abundant (staple).
  • Storage: Keep 1-2 weeks in refrigerator.

Nutrition

  • Category: Plant
  • Group: Fruit
  • Energy: 525-600 calories/pound (moderate)
  • Macro Nutrients (C-F-P): 70-5-25 (starch, low fat, high protein)