When you hear the word “boiled” you probably think of something unpleasant. The word conjures up images of an old English family recipe for apple pie, dense, soupy tasting applesauce that is best left to those who have no taste buds. How wrong you are to think! The word “boiled” actually means “baked in water.” Or, more specifically, it means “boiled in apple cider.”
Boiled applesauce is an American tradition that dates back to the early 1900s. It is rooted in nostalgia and has become an American staple. While it may seem like a rather unmanly way to enjoy an apple, it is actually based on genuine historical facts. In this article, we take you through the five benefits of boiled apples.
The first benefit of boiled apples
The first reason that boiled apples are so great is because of their high nutritional content. The acidity in the apples combined with the sweetness of the honey makes for a filling and healthy meal.
There are a number of vitamins and minerals that are found in boiled apples, such as vitamin C, B-complex, zinc, manganese, and iron.
And if that weren’t enough, boiled apples are also believed to improve bowel movement.
The nutritional benefit
One of the most important benefits of boiled apples is the nutritional benefit. Many fiber-rich vegetables are not widely available in the American diet. Boiled apples are a rich source of fiber. Fiber is non-absorbable and has been shown to help with digestive health and gut biome regularity.
The taste benefit
The taste benefit of boiled apples is due to the increased acidity in the apples. This is why you love it! If you love sour foods, this is definitely for you.
The preservation benefit
The preservation benefit of boiled apples is due to their low water content. Water is needed for plants and animals to draw water from the soil. When there is a shortage of water, plants and animals must rely on other resources, such as food, to survive.
When the water in an apple is removed, the remaining food in that apple is made available to the plant and animal kingdom.
The cultural benefit
Last but not least, the cultural benefit of boiled apples is significant. Eating boiled apples is a way to remind yourself of home. Cooking your favorite foods at home has a calming and meditative effect on your body and mind.
What’s not to love about boiled apples?
There are a few things that you should be aware of before you start enjoying all the benefits of boiled apples. The first is that boiled apples are not easy to make. You will need to find a reliable source for your ingredients. You can’t just pick up a can of apple juice from the supermarket and throw it in the pot. That would be really silly, right?
You will also need to find a reliable water source. It is difficult to find clean water sources in cities, let alone in the countryside.
And last but not least, you will need to find a reliable cider vinegar. It is difficult to find apple cider vinegar that is not full of sugar and corn syrup. If you can’t find it near you, you will have to make do with using cheaper alternatives.
The best part about boiled apples is that you don’t have to do any baking. You can simply put them into the water canner, close the lid, and set it on the highest setting to ensure they are properly brined. And if you want to try to make a more authentic boiled apple recipe, you can use a roasted, peeled, and mashed apple. That is what we recommend!
Now, go enjoy your boiled apples and sweet potatoes! They are easy to make and a great source of fiber and vitamins.