Simple Cooking for Simple Living
Lesson #2 - Eating with the Seasons
There is nothing better than biting into a crisp red apple. This delicious fruit is one of the most favourable, mainly because it is widely accessible all year round not to mention the fact that one cup of apples (with the skin) amount to nearly 3-grams of fiber.
Cider is unpasteurized, unfiltered juice from apple mash -- it contains the juice with sediment and pulp from the fruit. Flavonoids are antioxidants found in apples and also in the cider. Antioxidants help cells fight against free radical damage. Flavonoids may also help fight chronic illness, such as cancer and heart disease.
Our second January Recipe: Thieves Apple Cider
Apple cider offers some nutritional value; specifically, it is a high source of potassium. MyFitnessPal reports that one commercial apple cider contains 190 mg of potassium per serving. Cider provides 4 percent of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin C and Iron. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that you eat between three and five servings of fruits and vegetables per day. A glass of cider would count as one serving.