Glorious Washington State

Today is Wednesday. And that means there is only 2 more days of class until I get to go home to glorious Washington State!

I don’t think I’ve shared this before, but I grew up in a little town in Eastern Washington.

We proudly call ourselves “The Apple Capital of the World.”

(When-at-chee)

And I firmly endorse it’s slogan. Have you ever had a WA apple?

Then I don’t need to tell you; they’re pretty freakin’ amazing.

I like to look at the vintage apple barrel labels…

Fun Fact: My a capella group in high school was named after this label.

Creepy face. Please tell me, is this a boy or a girl?

Each spring, Wenatchee celebrates the Apple Blossom Festival which is magical and I always miss due to being in Rochester, where it’s probably snowing and cold and miserable.

…Can you tell I’m ready for a move?

This is Skookum.

His 14 foot face smiles atop a building along one of Wenatchee’s busiest streets.  Oh, and he winks at people.

Not exactly sure how politically correct this guy is…

Well, this post has absolutely nothing to do with nutrition or health…  Lemme try and fix that.

The Apple

1 medium sized apple contains 95 calories and 4 grams of fiber.

Apple are a good source of vitamin C, beta-carotene (both of which are antioxidants), and B-complex vitamins.

Apples are one of the most heavily pesticide-contaminated produce crops.  Consider buying organic, or wash thoroughly!

Apples turn brown due to the oxidation of iron-containing phenols (ferrous oxide to ferric oxide).  You can reduce this effect by decreasing the pH on the surface of the fruit by adding a little lemon, or placing cut apples in water.

The average US consumer eats 45 pounds of apples a year.

And we can not forget, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away!”

AND keeps your friendly RD-to-Be happy!

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