Did you know that October 23rd is “Apple Crunch Day?” Many of your schools will provide you with an apple that was grown near your city/town. Kids from all over the West will take a bite of these apples together! Even if you don’t have the chance to eat an apple at school, you can still join the fun at home with your family.
To celebrate, Captain CREATE will teach us a little more about apples!
- Apples are grown in every state in America!
- Each year, over 224 million bushels of hand-picked apples are harvested in the U.S.
- There are over 2,500 varieties of apples!
- Apples originally come from Europe.
- Apples are full of fiber – foods rich in fiber help your heart stay strong and healthy and keep your blood sugar more stable.
- Apples have lots of vitamin C, a vitamin that helps fight diseases like cancer.
- Eating an apple (or two!) a day has been linked to better weight management, immune support, lung function, cognitive abilities, bone health, and reduced cholesterol levels.
Apples are one of the easiest fruits to eat! You can simply take a bite out or slice it up for a delicious snack. Other ways to eat apples include applesauce, baked goods, dipped in peanut butter or yogurt, in a salad, on a sandwich, or in a glass of juice!
Try one of our recipes today!
Enjoy your apples today!!