Apple apple apple!

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I had Fuji apples for lunch today, although they are not nearly as crisp and fresh as they once were when they were picked last fall.  In fact, a few of them had rotten parts that I had to cut around, but they were very sweet.  I wil miss eating fresh local apples this summer, although I can’t wait for local strawberries, blueberries, melons, and other delights that will soon be replacing them as my lunchtime meal.  I have always loved apples.  I remember when I was a little girl my grandmother would have bags of McIntosh apples delivered to her side kitchen door by “the fruit man.”.  I would look up at her and say “apple apple apple” and she would then lovingly peel and slice some of them for me as a snack.  I couldn’t get enough of them and they remain one of my all-time favorite foods.  Today I had about 5 apples for lunch.  I ran out of time before an appointment so I ended up having to take them with me and eat them in the car.


Apples have about 100 calories each and are great for quick energy.  5 apples have over 50% of the RDA for Vitamin C as well as a whopping 20 grams of fiber.  Just don’t eat the seeds which contain cyanide.  Yikes!  Despite the toxic seeds, apples are one of the healthiest foods ever created.  For more nutritional facts about apples, see

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