Freeze Dried Apple Chunks

Freeze dried apple

100% natural, vegan and raw, gluten free, no added sugar or sulphur, no preservatives, GMO free

Delving into nature’s bounty reveals the apple, an iconic treasure with roots in ancient civilisations. Celebrated for its tantalising taste and potent health benefits, this humble fruit stands as a testament to nature’s alchemy. Its allure lies not just in its taste, but in its defence against cellular adversaries, its bouquet of vital nutrients, and its role as a secret elixir for radiant skin and robust health. The magic of freeze-drying ensures that the authentic flavour and health benefits are preserved, making it a timeless delight for any season.

"Eat one apple a day and you won't need a doctor"

The author of this saying apparently was right!

From folk medicine to modern science, apples have always held a place of significance. They were often used to treat ailments like digestive issues and respiratory conditions. Today, apples are recognised for their abundance of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants – particularly quercetin, catechin, and chlorogenic acid.

Scientific research regularly provides new information about the health properties of apples and the impact of vitamins, mineral salts and other nutrients present in them on the condition of the body. The most precious nutrients are contained in the apple peel.

Apples- health properties

Apples are:

  • rich in vitamins: A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, C, E, K;
  • abundant in minerals: potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, sodium, iron, zinc, copper, sulphur, manganese;
  • an excellent source of antioxidants: beta-carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin, cryptoxanthin and flavonoids.

Moreover, apples:

  • help in the prevention of eye diseases and certain types of cancer,
  • have a positive effect on lung function,
  • have an antiatherosclerotic effect,
  • reduce the risk of neurodegenerative diseases,
  • have a positive effect on the appearance of the skin,
  • strengthen immunity and overall health,
  • possess anti-inflammatory properties,
  • protect against asthma and reduce its symptoms,
  • help to remove toxins and heavy metals from the body,
  • inhibit the development of tooth decay.

The benefits of consuming apples include:

  • improved cardiovascular health due to flavonoids which help reduce blood pressure and LDL level;
  • enhanced digestive health due to their fibre content;
  • a lowered risk of type 2 diabetes due to low glycaemic index and soluble fibre which aids in blood sugar regulation;
  • support in weight management since they are low in calories and high in fibre, providing a satiating effect.

Freeze-dried apples nutritional values

Apples - the quintessence of vitamin C

Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, is an essential water-soluble nutrient, and apples are one of the many fruits that supply it to our diet. With just a medium-sized apple, you can cover approximately 14% of your daily vitamin C need. This pivotal vitamin holds a prime role in collagen synthesis – a protein that forms the basic structure of our skin, ligaments, and blood vessels.

Beyond being a building block, vitamin C amplifies our immune response, ensuring the body effectively combats infections. Its antioxidant properties further shield our cells from free radicals, unstable molecules that can cause damage, potentially leading to cancer, heart disease, and other ailments.

Apples - boosting heart & vessel health

The heart, our life-sustaining pump, benefits greatly from regular apple consumption. Studies have continually highlighted a correlation between apple intake and reduced cardiovascular disease risks. One of the culprits of heart disease is high cholesterol. The soluble fibre in apples, such as pectin, has a knack for binding with fats in the intestine, thereby lowering cholesterol levels in the body.

Beyond fibres, apples come packed with flavonoids like quercetin. These compounds exhibit a range of protective effects on the cardiovascular system. Quercetin, for instance, has been linked with reducing inflammation – a critical player in many heart diseases. Additionally, it aids in reducing blood pressure and prevents the oxidation of LDL (bad cholesterol), two significant markers for cardiovascular health.

Freeze Dried Apple Chunks

Apples supporting brain health

The benefits of apples go beyond just the body to influence our cognitive faculties. Research points towards the exciting prospect that apple juice could elevate acetylcholine production in the brain. Acetylcholine is a vital neurotransmitter that supports memory and communication between brain cells. An uptick in its production can potentially delay the onset of memory deterioration and lower the risks linked to Alzheimer’s disease, a degenerative brain disorder.

Apples - shield against respiratory issues

Quercetin, an antioxidant found in apples, plays a pivotal role in fortifying the immune system, especially when under stress. It also helps in maintaining lung health and can decrease the risk of respiratory diseases.

Freeze-dried apples in the kitchen

Apples are incredibly versatile, making freeze-dried apples a delightful addition to various dishes. Use freeze-dried apples as a crunchy topping for yoghurts and morning cereal, mix them into muesli, smoothies, pies, or cakes. They can be combined with other fruits such as freeze-dried raspberries or freeze-dried sour cherries. Be it a zesty ingredient in your fruit salad, or a wholesome snack on its own – freeze-dried apples are always a delightful choice. They pair well with dairy products, desserts, and even meat dishes. Combine freeze-dried apples with other freeze-dried fruits like freeze-dried wild blueberries or freeze-dried strawberries to enhance the taste and nutrient density of your meal. For those with a penchant for baking, freeze-dried apples can be an exquisite addition to cookies, muffins, or even bread. Paired with pork or poultry, apples can offer a refreshing burst of flavour. And for the chocolate aficionados, apple and chocolate are a pairing sent from heaven!

Apples – digestive system support

Within apples lies a unique type of soluble fibre known as pectin. Beyond its general benefits as a fibre, such as improving bowel regularity and promoting a healthy gut environment, pectin demonstrates a gel-like quality when mixed with water. This can aid in forming softer stools, easing constipation, or adding bulk to stools, alleviating diarrhoea. Hence, apples prove to be a balanced remedy, catering to various digestive challenges.

Apples and anti-inflammatory benefits

Inflammation, while a natural response to injury or infection, becomes a concern when it turns chronic. Persisting inflammation can pave the way for several diseases, from heart ailments to cancers. Apples, particularly due to quercetin and other flavonoids, exhibit potent anti-inflammatory properties. Consuming them can potentially help mitigate chronic inflammation and its detrimental health impacts.

Apples and weight management

The fibre content in apples makes them a perfect ally for weight management. Fibre aids digestion, ensures smooth bowel movements, and helps in achieving a feeling of fullness, thereby controlling overeating.

Apples and anti-ageing properties

Ageing, though a natural process, is accelerated by certain external factors. One of the primary culprits is free radicals. These rogue molecules, resulting from various environmental and internal processes, attack cells and expedite ageing. Apples, in their antioxidant arsenal, possess the ability to neutralise these free radicals, preserving cell health and potentially slowing down the ageing process.

You can reach for these seasonal fruits any time you want!

We pick only the finest, wholesome apples and freeze-dry them, in order to preserve their original flavour and nutritional content.

Apples for diabetics

Diabetes management often revolves around monitoring and controlling blood sugar levels. Apples, with their low glycaemic index (GI), ensure that sugars are gradually released into the bloodstream, preventing sudden spikes. Additionally, the abundant fibre content in apples promotes slow absorption of sugars, making them a fitting inclusion in a diabetic-friendly diet.

Apples boost immunity

When flu seasons strike, an apple a day might just keep the doctor away. Laden with vitamin C, apples enhance the body’s immune response, preparing it to effectively ward off infections. In times of rampant infectious diseases, ensuring regular intake of apples could provide the added shield your immune system needs.

Apples and allergic reactions

While apples offer a plethora of health benefits, it’s not universal for everyone. A subset of the population may experience an allergic reaction upon consuming apples. Symptoms can manifest as itching, swelling, or even more severe responses. Often, this is connected to Oral Allergy Syndrome, a condition where certain fruit proteins resemble pollen allergens, causing a cross-reactive allergic response. It’s crucial to monitor for any adverse reactions after consumption, especially in children.

Freeze-dried apples, with their concentrated nutrients and convenient form, offer an easy and delicious way to incorporate all the health properties of apples into our diet. Whether as a snack, an ingredient, or a garnish, they ensure that we are a step closer to a healthier lifestyle every day

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