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Best to Buy

Apple season is typically autumn through spring, although most varieties are generally available year-round.

Prep & Store

Wash the apple to remove any wax and residue from the peel. Cut just before eating to reduce oxidation and browning. Avoid browning altogether by dipping into a mix of fresh lemon juice and water.

Tasty Tip

Baked apples make a sweet side dish when pork takes center plate.

Quick & Easy Recipe

Apple purée and applesauce are delicious ways to serve this favorite. Cut apples into cubes and simmer with a little water and cinnamon. Spice it up with raisins, rhubarb, or pears.

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The information presented in the Food Guide is for informational purposes only and was created by a team of US–registered dietitians and food experts. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements, making dietary changes, or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires June 2016.