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Did you hear that Israeli researchers turned unwanted apples into superfood?

Should read superfood.
Israeli scientists have found a way to repurpose unwanted and damaged apples that would otherwise go to waste into a “superfood powder” aimed at being a healthier alternative to sugar and a nutritional supplement. An apple with a heart. Photo by Pexels. Dr. Ofir Benjamin from Tel Chai Academic .
Dr. Ofir Benjamin from Tel Chai Academic College and Professor Raffi Stern from MIGAL – Galilee Research Institute of the Galilee Development Authority in northern Israel produced a powder from second- and third-rate apples that is freeze-dried and to which small amounts of milk powder is added to prevent crystallization, the Tazpit Pres Service (TPS) first reported this week in a Jewish Press article.
r. Benjamin told the news service that the two embarked on the research in an effort to find a solution to the huge amounts of apples that are discarded every year in Israel for not meeting market standards, whether due to appearance, or falling to the ground before ripening. The waste is estimated at some 15,000 metric tons, or about 10 percent of the country’s annual yield, according to the report, which amounts to over NIS 25 million in lost income every year.

The powder has 600mg of vitamin C per 100 grams, has no food coloring or preservatives and is rich in antioxidants and nutritional fiber, according to the researchers. It is intended as a healthy sweetener for soft drinks and a supplement.

SEE ALSO: Israeli Farm Seakura Produces New Superfood: Organic Seaweed Grown Outside The Sea!

“The powder can be integrated into many food products and enrich their nutritional values, give them a refreshing apple flavor and turn them into a superfood,” Dr. Benjamin told TPS.
Benjamin, a lecturer and researcher at the Food science department at Tel Hai College, said that he and Professor Stern, who has a PhD in Horticulture from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, began their research in September “withthe aim of looking at what we could do with the enormous quantities of apples that the industry discards every year,” Dr. Benjamin told TPS.

“We went to Bereshit, one of the major apple producers in the country, and took samples of different kind of apples: second and third grade as well as apples designated for grocery shops and we found there is no difference between the powder produced with first choice apples and second and third grade apples,” he added.

With the new discovery, he said, “now apple growers will be able to take advantage of fruit that otherwise would have gone to waste.”

The scientists are set to present their findings at an agricultural conference hosted by the Galilee Development Authority next week.
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http://nocamels.com/2018/02/unwanted-apples-become-superfood/?
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Kravenhead
Fixed.
Thanks for pasting the text.
This page wouldn't load either.
I'm going to drop them a line and let them know about their problem with Firefox.

I really like this apple idea.
They were losing about 10% of their yield. That's horrible.
Plus, this is a food additive that won't be loaded with preservatives and other chemicals.
I like that people are becoming more waste conscious.
Up until recent years, we've been very wasteful and irresponsible.
That's changing, and that's good.

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Kravenhead
305 day(s) ago
That's right. I forgot I'd heard that. $1,000 is really expensive. I think I also heard they cut back on production because not as many people are buying them. Probably due to the price.

philosopher
305 day(s) ago
We keep our phones for over year. We had two other android phones. Our axon7's worked well until recently. My husband had charging problems and mine was taking too long to put calls through.
According to the so called experts on YouTube Google Pixel XL and iPhone ten are the best phones. Pixel's camera is better.
iPhone is over a thousand dollars and fast chargers are 80 dollars a piece.
We have a great plan.

Kravenhead
305 day(s) ago
I found it loads if I use Microsoft's browser, Edge.
That's why I figure it's a problem with their code and Firefox's new version.
Yeah.... Google is pretty nosy.

philosopher
306 day(s) ago
They do incredible research. I get it weekly. I will shared the text. Goggle might work.
I find the best results with Goggle. MSN stinks DuckDuckGo can not find somethings.
My Goggle phone is tracking me LOL. It is strange but, it works well. Calls go right through.

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