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Apples - McIntosh

McIntosh apples have a tart flavor, and tender white flesh. You may be familiar with the distinctively pink applesauce made from unpeeled McIntoshes. This variety is also well-suited for cider and pies.

[ ! ] Note: According to the 2011 Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce, conventional apples were the Number 1 contaminated food. Out of all the apples in the study, 98% tested positive for pesticides.

Jessica's Stand regularly sells Certified Organic McIntosh apples by the pound.

 

Health Benefits

The polyphenols in apples are "important in our cardiovascular system [...] Apples' strong antioxidant benefits are also related to their ability to lower risk of asthma in numerous studies, and their ability to lower risk of lung cancer [...] Preliminary health benefits of apples have also been established for several age-related health problems, including macular degeneration of the eye and neurodegenerative problems, including Alzheimer's disease "

Source: whfoods.com


Nutrition Facts

A good source of Dietary Fiber and Vitamin C.