Tuesday, October 14, 2008

October Is Apple Month

This picture, found on the Shorpy site, was taken at the Walter Reed Hospital, Washington D.C., in 1925.

According to the U.S. Apple Association, October is Apple Month. This sounds like a good reminder to improve my diet with fresh fruit. Here in the Pacific Northwest, we are awash in the harvest of apples from local orchards. I appreciate apples for their juicy crunchy yummy-ness, but I also know that apples are just plain good for you. This from Kansas State University: 
The health benefits of apples and apple products were first recorded as early as medieval times, giving rise to the old English saying "Ate an apfel avore gwain to bed Makes the doctor beg his bread" and its more recent variation, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away." Apples' healthy attributes have received considerable renewed interest recently, following the publication of several studies linking apple nutrients to an impressive range of health benefits. Apples and processed apple foods can be an important part of a healthy diet.
I wonder if "apples and processed apple foods" would include apple pie? With a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream melting on top? 

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