Tammy Roberts, MS, RD, LD, Nutrition and Health Education Specialist, Bates County, University of Missouri Extension
There is nothing tastier than an apple picked right off the tree. In Missouri, that’s an easy thing to do during the fall season — the state produces about 1 million bushels of apples every year.
One apple has only about 80 calories and has around four grams of fiber. Apples can be canned, frozen or dried. They can be made into apple butter, jelly, juice, apple sauce and delicious homemade pie!
Jonathan, Red Delicious and Golden Delicious are the three most commonly grown apples in Missouri, but the state also grows others like Gala, Fuji, Wine sap and Rome Beauty.
For tips on selecting apples, see the full version of this article at http://missourifamilies.org/features/nutritionarticles/nut351.htm