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Appealing Apples Are February's Pick of the Month

Apples are one of the first fruits to come to mind when we think of fruit, and for good reason! Apples are loaded with nutrients like vitamin C and antioxidants. And there’s an apple for every taste bud, whether you like sweet or tart, crunchy or soft.

Pick up some fresh apples today at your local grocery store or farm stand.

What’s so great about apples?

  • They’re a good source of fiber, antioxidants and vitamin C
  • Apples have a variety of flavors, from tart and crunchy to sweet and juicy. 

What’s the best way to eat apples?

  • Wash and eat fresh
  • Chop or thinly slice  into salads
  • Cook with apples – sauté, roast, bake or mash them
  • Slice apples and pair with nut butter

Selection & Preparation

  1. Select apples that are firm to touch and free of skin breaks. Handle gently to prevent bruising.
  2. Refrigerate fresh apples to slow ripening and maintain flavor. Properly refrigerated apples can keep for 4 to 6 weeks. 
  3. Wash prior to eating. If you cut an apple into slices, refrigerate the slices within 2 hours. 
  4. Sauté, roast, bake or mash.
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Apple & Avocado Breakfast Salad

Recipe from


  • 1 avocado, peeled and chopped
  • 1 apple, chopped 
  • 1 tablespoon raisins
  • 1 tablespoon walnuts
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. Place chopped apples in bowl with a drop of water. Microwave on high for 1 1/2 minutes. 
  2. While apples are cooling, mix together honey, vanilla and cinnamon until combined. 
  3. Drain any water from bowl of apples. 
  4. Combine avocado, apples and honey sauce. Add raisins and walnuts and stir gently. 

Makes 2 servings.

Nutrition information per serving

  • Calories: 220
  • Carbohydrates: 28g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Fiber 7g