Australia’s #1 Natural Health Site
Search
Articles  |  Nutrition  |   5 surprising uses for apples

5 surprising uses for apples

5 surprising uses for apples

5 surprising uses for apples



There’s nothing quite like the first bite of an apple. There’s the crunch, the sweetness, the juiciness. But enjoy apples goes beyond eating the whole fruit raw. Here are 5 surprising uses for apples – for your body, and even your home.
 

Sweet snack


 
Apples wonderfully complement savoury snacks, adding a hint of sweetness and a shot of energy. Whether it’s used to sandwich a dollop of peanut butter, popped into a smoothie, or eaten with a side of nuts, an apple balances salty and savoury foods and adds a healthy twist.
 

Refresh your face


 
We love edible face masks. But have you tried apple as a soothing facemask? Simply add some applesauce or juice to oats, honey, or your favorite facial ingredients and pop it on for a relaxing time out.
 

Keep cakes for longer


 
This is one very surprising way to use an apple – to keep your cakes fresh for longer. Simply store a cake with half an apple, and you’ll find your baked goods last much longer and retain their moisture.
 

Ripen fruit


 
Got an unripe avocado, banana, tomato or other fruit that isn’t ripe enough to eat? Forget being patient; just use an apple instead. How does it work? Because apples emit a gas called ethylene which helps foods ripen faster. Just put the fruits in a paper bag, with an apple, and they’ll ripen right up!
 

Skip the salt


 
Uh oh. You made a delicious dish, only to go a little overboard on the salt. But before you bin that lovely casserole or soup, just pop in some apple wedges. After around ten minutes, take the apple out and you’ll find the meal tastes much less salty.
Close

Topic: Nutrition

Featured Nutrition

International Institute of Kinesiology Australia

International Institute of Kinesiology Australia

Optimum Wellness Through Mind Body Medicine. Specialised Kinesiology & Kinesiopractic®

 
0438 256 738

By International Institute of Kinesiology Australia

Lynshiels

Lynshiels

Call NOW for an appointment. First 50 callers will receive 25% discount on initial consultation fe...

 
0414 619 367

By Lynshiels

Sydney Osteopathic Healthcare - Osteopathy

Sydney Osteopathic Healthcare - Osteopathy

Sydney Osteopathic Specialists

 
1300 067 836

By Sydney Health Professionals

Surfside Health - Clinical Nutritional

Surfside Health - Clinical Nutritional

For all of your professional Nutritional Consultation and Treatment services in the greater Wollongo...

 
0438 222 017

By Surfside Health

About Wholistic Therapies Pty. Ltd.

About Wholistic Therapies Pty. Ltd.

Wholistic Therapies offers: Chiropractic & Osteopathy, Naturopathy & Herbalism, Neuro-Emotional Ther...

 
0418 263 361

By Wholistic Therapies Pty. Ltd.