Apple

Seeds and skin: boosting natural credientials for smoothies and other foods & beverages. Pic:iStock

‘My grandmother always told me: ‘Don’t peel your apple, the best part is in the skin’

Smoothies turn to seeds to boost natural positioning

By Rachel Arthur

In an effort for products to appear as close to natural as possible, beverage producers are turning more and more to ingredients complete with skin, seeds and fruit flesh. 

Caramel apples. Photo: therealbridgetpalmer/flickr

Listeria outbreak from Bidart Bros. apples over - CDC

By Joseph James Whitworth

An outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes in apples linked to the deaths of at least three people appears to be over, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Prebiotic promise? Granny Smith apples could help battle obesity by helping the growth of friendly bacteria in the colon due to their high content of non-digestible compounds, including dietary fibre and polyphenols, and low content of available carbohydrates.

Can an apple a day keep obesity away?

By Nathan Gray

Non-digestible compounds found in some types of apples, and especially in Granny Smith apples, could help to fight obesity by re-establishing the balance of a disturbed microbiota, say researchers.

Wassail away your Christmas

Christmas feature

Wassail away your Christmas

Forget the family 'bored' games this Christmas. It's time to get
down to the local orchard with a slice of toast, a loaded gun and a
big bowl of steaming Wassail for some real festive tradition.