Originating in West Asia, there are over 7500 known cultivares; Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, Pink Lady, Fuji, MacIntosh, Breaburn, Gala are among the most common ones.
Research has shown that apples can reduce the risk of colon cancer, lung cancer and prostate cancer; they can help with weight loss, heart disease and cholesterol issues.
They are rich in antioxidants, vitamin A, potassium and a good source of dietary fibre.
Raw food recipes with apples:
Apple Crumble with Vanilla Sauce
A recipe with only 5 ingredients (yes, one is apple)
Grawnola with Cinnamon and Apple