Sweet, healthy organic apples
Crisp fall weather has us thinking about crisp organic apples and all of the health benefits this popular fruit has to offer. The Sprout Café includes organic apples in many of our juices and smoothies, offering a subtle sweetness that mixes well with a wide range of vegetables and fruits.
Our signature juice is the Green Lantern, which includes fresh apple juice, fresh celery juice and a shot of wheatgrass. Check out our entire menu of juices and smoothies here.
Organic is best
Organic is an important distinction when it comes to apples because, according to the USDA, more pesticides are found on apples than any other fruit or vegetable (47).
This is one of the many reasons why we use all organic ingredients at The Sprout Cafe. If we serve it, it’s organic.
When to consume apples?
Health and fitness experts say the best time to eat an apple is after a workout. Since The Sprout Café is conveniently located next door to ECO Fitness, it’s easy to stop in after a workout and refuel with a healthy juice, smoothie or meal!
Health benefits of apples
It is believed that the origins of the apple are in Asia and Europe. Apples contain disease-fighting vitamins (A, C), minerals (potassium, calcium), antioxidants (quercetin), fiber and more. It’s important to note that consuming the apple peel is just as important as eating the fleshy part of the apple. The peel is where many of its antioxidants are found, so don’t toss that peel! With the exception of a couple fruits and veggies, we juice the whole thing, skin and all, to give you the maximum health benefits each one has to offer.
Research reveals consuming apples regularly can help:
- Protect your brain from neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease.
- Decrease risk of stroke.
- Regulate your blood sugar and reduce risk for type 2 diabetes.
- Reduce the risk of cancer (specifically skin, mammary and colon cancer).
- Reduce risk of heart disease, and more!
Apples that yield their crop in the fall producers include: Fuji, Jonagold, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Chenango, Gravenstein, Wealthy, McIntosh, Snow, and Blenheim; winter producers include: Winesap, Granny Smith, King, Wagener, Swayzie, Greening, and Tolman Sweet; summer varieties include: Gala, Golden Supreme, McIntosh and Duchess.
Come see us at The Sprout Cafe
Come in and try some of our organic juices and smoothies yourself! The Sprout Café is open Monday – Thursday 6 a.m. – 8 p.m., Friday 6 a.m. – 7 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sunday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The Sprout Cafe is located at 627 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., Suite B, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464. We’re are located right next to EcoFitness.