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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).

Picture: FDA. Labels of some of the products recalled

Senator wants thorough Listeria investigation

By Joseph James Whitworth

A US senator has sent a letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) urging the agency to analyse and do a post-response analysis of an outbreak of Listeria from prepacked caramel apples which sickened 32 people.

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.

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