If you grew up on applesauce, you're in good company. Apples are some of the most popular fruits these days. Here's why. According to USAapple.org, the United States have 7,500 apple growers that produce 240 million bushels of apples each year. Translation? That's over 1.9 Billion gallons of apples! That's tons of apples that end up into apple chips, apple cider, apple cobbler, apple crisp, apple dumpling, apple fritter, apple juice and the perfect comfort food, the applesauce.
Applesauce's sweet taste has been one of its strongest appeal. But, what people forget is the nutritional value that you get from eating a cup of applesauce. Applesauce contains no fat, or cholesterol.
If you're looking for a quick replenishment, applesauce provides a low calorie option that's both portable and inexpensive. If you like to bake, applesauce can be used as a substitute for butter or oil. Low fat option, definitely.
If you have kids in the house, you know how crucial it is to have applesauce ready to go! Applesauce's high pectin content has been found to reduce upset stomachs and diarrhea. Yes, the BRAT diet - it's banana, rice, APPLE SAUCE and toast.
Applesauce may not be the fancy and trendy food you hear in the news. Then again, you can't beat the value proposition that applesauce offers.