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Granny Who?

Posted by Nicole Balchin on 4 July 2018
Granny Who?
/index.php?id=1224863ver wondered why the Granny Smith Apple is called Granny Smith???

Granny Smith apples actually originated in Australia in 1868 when Maria Ann (Granny) Smith found a seedling growing by a creek on her property in Tasmania Founding a new, and one of the top 5 most popular, apple great for cooking and baking all year round!

Have you ever felt full after digesting your Granny Smith apple?? Well you wouldn't be alone.. While all apples are a good source of non-digestible compounds, Granny Smith's in particular can help eaters feel full because of their high water content are high in dietary fibre and low in carbs having the most effect on 'good gut' bacteria, it also aids with digestion and serves as a barrier to protect out immune system. No wonder kids love them so much!
Ever thought of adding this amazing bright green fruit with a vegetable to create a winter warmer dessert???

Although it spends its life being used s a fruit, Rhubarb is actually a vegetable !

A great source of vitamin C (needed for growth and repair of tissues in the body), and contains 45% of the daily vitamin K needed (important for helping your blood clot). With minerals such as potassium, magnesium and manganese, which helps regulate brain, muscle, and heart and nerve function, and keep bones strong. Rhubarb
But along with the Granny Smith, fibre is one of its hallmarks, and one reason why the root is used in ancient Chinese medicine for soothing stomach ailments.

And while many believe that milk is the best source of calcium, 1 cup of cooked Rhubarb contains just as much and its actually better for you!

Use rhubarb in tangy chutneys, adding colour to salads, or combine it with the Granny Smith Apple for one of the tangiest, tastiest desserts the whole family will love!
Author: Nicole Balchin
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