Eat your way to five-a-day with Pink Lady®
We think most Pink Lady® fans would agree eating a Pink Lady® apple is one of the sweetest, crunchiest and tastiest ways to enjoy one of your five-a-day - but how else can we benefit from enjoying a daily Pink Lady® moment?
Brand new research has discovered that a Pink Lady® apple, as well as being a popular fruit choice among UK shoppers, is potentially great news for our health*. The research, carried out by the Edith Cowan University in Western Australia (one of the regions where our beloved apples are grown), examined 91 apple varieties and tested them for their polyphenol content.
Polyphenols are naturally-occurring compounds found in a lot of fruit and veg, which according to the scientists at ECU, are associated with the decreased risk of heart disease, diabetes and some cancers*.
Dr Catherine Bondonno PHD, who co-led the research alongside colleagues at ECU said: “Our analysis found that Pink Lady® apples contained the most polyphenols.”
But it seems the health benefits are skin deep!
“The research showed us that across all the apples we sampled, more than half of the polyphenols were found in the skin. If you want to get all of the health benefits of eating apples, you’ve got to eat the whole thing,” said co-author Dr Nicky Bondonno. “We know that apples are a rich source of polyphenols. Because they’re such a popular fruit, eating apples is one of the most common and most simple ways in which we can add these really important compounds into our diet”.
Interesting stuff! As well as containing these all-important polyphenols, a Pink Lady® apple is low in fat and salt, contains no free sugars and is a source of fibre. Easy to eat, as well as being portable, a Pink Lady® apple makes a great on-the-go snack or key ingredient in your breakfast, lunch or dinner. Oh, and did we mention they are delicious?
*To find out more about the research carried out at the Edith Cowan University, please visit https://www.ecu.edu.au/news/latest-news/2020/09/helping-wa-breed-the-worlds-best-apple