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Bramley Apples are the Best Cooking Apples.

Posted Feb 08 2008 4:22pm

Bramley Apple Week (3-10 February 2008) celebrates the Bramley Apple which is the best of all cooking apples.

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Bramley apples:

  • are only grown in Britain
  • are versatile, used in savoury & sweet dishes
  • retain their flavour throughout the cooking process
  • produce a light, airy, moist texture, with a ‘melt in the mouth’ consistency
  • count towards your five a day

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The Bramley Apple site lists the

Health Benefits of Bramley Apples:

  • powerful source of antioxidants, including polyphenols, flavonoids, and vitamin C, as well as a good source of fibre, and potassium.
  • high in fibre which reduces the risk of developing heart disease.
  • The antioxidant content of apples has been linked to the prevention of lung cancer, improved pulmonary (lung) function, and the prevention of type II diabetes.
  • The vitamin A helps maintain vision and keeps your immune system healthy. Iron prevents anaemia and potassium keeps up muscle function.
  • Apples contain flavonoids called quercetin, which has been shown in numerous studies to have anti-cancer properties.

Bramley apples are the best cooking apples because they produce a light, airy, moist texture when cooked and retain their flavour.

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