Power Food: Caramel Apple Pie Bombs

This week’s Power Food is ApplesMost apples are still picked by hand during autumn. A bushel of apples weighs 42 pounds and will yield 20-24 quarts of applesauce. Eating an apple can help cleanse your teeth and is said to be able to whiten your teeth. Apples are grown in all 50 states, commercially in 36. Archeologists have found evidence that humans have been enjoying apples since at least 6500 B.C.

Health Benefits of Apples

Apples are an excellent source of fiber; one medium apple contains 5 grams of fiber, including the soluble fiber pectin. The roughage type of fiber (like that found in wheat bran, strawberry seeds, and apple and bean skins) helps move things along in the large intestine. Fiber can reduce your risk of colorectal cancer. If people who normally get little fiber suddenly doubled their intake through wiser food choices, they could lower their risk of colon cancer by 40%, according to research

Fun and Tasty Caramel Apple Pie Bombs

An easy way to work apples into your children’s diet, besides appple sauce, is to have them help you make Caramel Apple Pie Bomb! Follow this recipe from OMG Chocolate Desserts for your child and you to make these delicious treats!

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