Apples: The Original Superfood

8033505640_44e0bfd19dHello Ryerson!

I’m thrilled to be working with a group of students from the School of Nutrition on some delicious and healthful promotions around good food!  Throughout the school year you will see blog posts, tasting & learning events, retail promotions and lots of excitement around wholesome eating and campus life.  This week we’ve got a fantastic Ontario apple promotion happening, and here’s Antonia (one of our students) to tell you more…

thanks so much!



A diet full of nutrient dense foods does not have to be expensive. Apples are affordable, accessible and readily available. Wash them, toss them into your bag and they are a ready to eat delicious snack on the go!

Health Benefits of Apples:

  • Full of Filling Fibre
  • Antioxidant-rich (Vitamin A, C & E)
  • Balances your blood sugar
  • Immunity Booster
  • Heart Healthy: Lowers cholesterol

Did you know? 2013 marked the triumphant return of Ontario apples! Approximately 85% of the apple crops were lost due to extreme weather conditions in 2012. This year’s apple growing season was extremely hospitable resulting in an abundance of a variety of local Ontario apples. With the extensive diversity of apples to choose from you won’t be able to get enough this season! You can try Ambrosia, Crispin, Cortland, Empire, Fuji, Gala, Golden Delicious, Honey Crisp, Ida Red, Jona Gold, McIntosh, Northern Spy, Red Delicious, Russet and Spartan.  Support sustainable consumption by using your buying power to purchase local Ontario apples.

This week with every parfait purchase you will receive an Ontario apple for free! On campus you can purchase apples for 0.60 cents at various outlets such as Starbucks in POD and the Hub.

Next time you are searching for a snack in the cafeteria choose the humble apple! Packed with nutrients to fuel your brain during class or before a workout and you’re supporting your local Ontario farmers.

Nutritiously yours, Antonia (RUEats Ambassador)

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