I use apples in almost all of my juice recipes. I also eat apples raw, stewed and baked. There are so many different kinds and so many flavors, I’ll never get tired of them. One of my favorites is the Granny Smith Apple. It’s crisp, juicy, has freckled green skin, is sweetly tart and excellent for juicing. I have it on authority that it contains less sugar than red (gala) apples. It’s grown in New Zealand, Australia, California and Arizona so usually available year-round. Refrigerated storage time: 240 days.
Benefits Of Quercetin
Potential benefits of quercetin are that it may help fight cell-damaging free radicals. It is a flavonoid that may stave off viruses when the body is under stress. Flavonoids give color to many fruits, flowers and vegetables. Quercetin may significantly improve the symptoms associated with two forms of prostatitis, chronic nonbacterial prostatitis and prostadynia. When consumed, it acts as an antioxidant in the body.
The apple contains a high concentration of quercetin at approximately 440mg/kg and apples are very common in juicing recipes. The consumption of apples give the body a boost of antioxidants. It’s well known that antioxidants rid the body of free radicals that damage cells and cause health issues such as heart disease, cancer and premature aging.
I enjoy adding an apple to my green juices, it just makes them more palatable for me. I only have to wash and slice them in half, then juice. It’s so easy. I also love the taste of fresh apple juice by it’s self and I think you’ll agree with me that it’s a beneficially amazing fruit. So get your apples out and juice to your health!