Apples! A favorite thing about fall in Virginia is rambling through a nearby orchard, picking crisp, juicy apples and crunching into one, fresh off the tree. A fruit that has been in Virginia since 1607 and the settling of Jamestown, apple pickin is coming close to matching the popularity of leaf foliage change.
Apples are extremely rich in important antioxidants, flavanoids, and dietary fiber. The phytonutrients and antioxidants in apples may help reduce the risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease. This article provides a nutritional profile of the fruit and its possible health benefits.
Read about the apple varieties in the area.