Apple

” An Apple a day helps to keep the doctor away.”

Many of us would have heard of this saying as I am sure many of us would have read about the many health benefits of eating apples or the by products like apple cider vinegar.

Diabetics are advised to eat apples as it helps to control their blood sugar levels or to maintain it especially when they start feeling hungry.

The daily consumption of a tablespoonful of apple cider vinegar mixed with warm water apparently helps to keep the insects away besides their other health properties.

Personally, I like the crunchiness of eating a whole apple like the Gala or Washington Red. Apple Pie  or Apple Crumble with ice-cream? Yumz!

What else can one do with the apple? Applesauce without added sugars for babies or to serve as a sauce with pork dishes. How about apple jam or jelly?

To make a simple Applesauce, all you need are apples & a saucepan.

Apple Sauce – 

  • Peel 2 apples. Reserve or keep the peel & core of the apples.
  • Grate apples and place in saucepan.
  • Boil over low heat till the apples turn soft and most of the liquid has dried up.

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Apple Jam –

  • Place the peel & core of the 2 apples from making the Apple Sauce into a non-reactive saucepan.
  • Add a cup of white sugar, 1/4 cup water and juice of half a lemon.
  • Bring to the boil. Keep boiling until the jam starts to turn thick. Do the drop test .
  • Pour hot jam into a clean glass jar or bottle.

Note: (Non-reactive usually means stainless steel or metal that is not coated with non-stick coatings like Teflon, etc.)

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