Did you know that consumers love apples? Fifty-four percent of consumers have apples on hand at home1, and apples have found their way onto restaurant menus from QSR to fine dining, breakfast to dinner, salads to entrees and even pizza. On average, people eat about 19 pounds of fresh apples a year, or about one apple per week2. Their mainstream popularity, year round availability and interesting new varieties make apples an intriguing ingredient to use as operators try to create healthier menu items for consumers.
And there’s more good news: A medium-sized apple contains about 80 calories and is a good source of potassium and fiber. The fiber in apples is a mix of soluble and insoluble fiber. Eating a diet low in fats and high in fruits, vegetables and grain products that contain fiber may reduce risk for heart health and some types of cancer.
Try our recipe below for Apple Raspberry Salad, or have fun creating your own! Remember, an apple a day…
Apple Raspberry Salad