Saturday, August 27, 2011

Apples: Tips and Recipes

Apples: Tips and Recipes

Incomparable: home-grown apples

In our climatic zone apples are a fixture in the landscape fruits. Numerous gardens and courtyards cherish their apple tree. In store and supermarket are the finest specimens Flandria to blush and to excel. No, you can not compare apples and oranges.
But the home-grown apples, the Flandria label, of course, its incomparable anyway.
Second to none ... roughly translated: the first is not the best!
The names alone will get the mouth watering. Of apples Jonagold, Golden Delicious, Cox Orange, Boskoop Jonagored or pears or a Conference, Doyenne or Durondeau go almost daydreaming. This beautiful fruit is synonymous with sweet juiciness, many changes in taste and health. They bring a wealth of essential nutrients, such as fiber, vitamins, minerals and bioactive substances.
Jonagold, Golden Delicious and the intersection of Jonathan, is by far the most popular Belgian apple.

A appeltip for each weekday:

An apple? Rather not!
The peel of the apple contains a lot of bioactive compounds, more than the flesh. Many antioxidants are near the skin, such as quercetin. Therefore, an apple are not a good idea if you want to enjoy most of his assets. Many people distrust the sometimes greasy appearance of the skin. Yet this is a natural phenomenon, especially in store apples. The shell develops during growth because a wax that ensures that quality maintenance is: very little oxidation, unwanted intruders ... The closer the layer, the better the storage quality. The more the skin has cracks, the quicker the apple 'shrink' and loses quality.

Keep a cool apple!
Apples keep best in your fruitvak the refrigerator. So they stay longer their taste and high quality is maintained.

A vitamin C tablet?
Itself contains an apple not a lot of vitamin C. But an apple does contain a bomb in antioxidants and prove that their services as a preventive against many chronic diseases (eg cardiovascular disease and certain cancers). Indeed: an apple a day keeps the doctor away ...

Welfare rather than from diseases?
An apple is a bold and tasty snack. Something for your teeth into. Dry the apples with a dry cloth and ... enjoy. Research shows that eating one or two apples per day increases the risk of type 2 diabetes would reduce the risk of increased cholesterol levels can reduce weight and also in hand to work.

Protection against influenza
Certain substances in apples (and onions) to help us protect against the flu virus. Much has to do with the presence of quercetin, an antioxidant. This substance has anti-inflammatory properties and makes it harder flu 'sick' can make. Let us be clear: the recommended hygiene measures to prevent infection with flu, of course, remain in effect.

Apple stuffed with nuts and sour cream.
Ingredients for 1 person:

1 apple
1 tablespoon walnuts
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon honey
4 tablespoons sour cream.

Drill core from the apple peel, but not him. Make the top opening larger.
Chop the nuts coarsely and mix with the sugar. Place the apples upright in a small oven dish and fill with the fruit notes. Add the honey and leave 15 minutes cook in a preheated oven at 200 ° C.
Whisk the sour cream until fairly thick but still liquid.
Place each apple on a plate and top with a spoonful of cream alongside.

Flip applesauce with honey.
Ingredients per person:

Flandria 1 apple
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons liquid honey
1 small pot of yoghurt (cold).

Peel the apples, core and slice the flesh into pieces.
Put the chopped apple with cinnamon and 1 tablespoon water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and let simmer for 10 minutes with the lid on the pan.
Remove the pan from the heat, stir in the applesauce honey well and let cool.
Fill a tall glass with alternating layers of yogurt and applesauce.


  1. Hello, I enjoy your articles. But as I read this article on apples you say eating apples increases the chance to develop diabetes? Did you mean this or did you mean the opposite and something was lost in translation?

  2. added: notify me.. oh by the way I enjoyed your comments on currents. my bush is in flower just now for the first time and we are excited.