LSU AgCenter Nutrition Minute Video on Apples

Karen Jones  |  3/18/2016 2:13:11 PM

Hello, I am Karen Marie the Salubrious RD, a Nutrition Agent with the LSU AgCenter here in Jefferson Parish

Have you felt THE cooler days? Fall is here and it is apple season.

Apples are a fruit and according to the USDA ½ of our Plate needs to be Fruits & Vegetables

This is the My Plate. And the apple needs to be showing up on your plate this season.

Because apples are in season they are more plentiful and less expensive to purchase.

An Apple provides a lot of nutrition. If you eat your apple fresh, make sure you wash it before you eat it.

  • Apples are fat, sodium, and cholesterol free.
  • A medium apple, which is a serving is about 80 calories and contains some Vitamin C.
  • Apples are a great source of the fiber pectin. One apple has five grams of fiber.
  • Don't peel your apple. Two-thirds of the fiber and lots of antioxidants are found in the peel
  • Did you know there 2500 varieties of apples are grown in the United States?
  • The top apple producing states are Washington, New York, Michigan, Pennsylvania, California and Virginia.
  • Even though apples are not a Louisiana, they are available year round at your local grocery store
  • Apples can be processed into apple sauce, so choose it with no added sugar.
  • Apple juice and cider are made from apples the serving size is ½ cup or 4 ounces

Apples come range of sizes, all shades of red, green and yellow are nutritious and delicious

Focus on Fruits 10 tips Nutrition Education Series reminds us to include 5 or more servings of fruit and vegetables

For more information on this and other nutrition topics visit us on line or call our office.

I’m Karen Marie the Salubrious RD

AND IF YOU WERE WONDERING what SALUBRIOUS MEANS It means HEALTHY

This has been your LSU AgCenter Minute. Thank you for watching.

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