Apples are a source of pectin, a non-starch polysaccharide that is humans don’t digest. The pectin is food for beneficial bacteria in our colon. They convert it into beneficial short chain fatty acids (SCFA) . SCFA help to keep the cells in our gut lining healthy and the beneficial gut bugs well fed.
The SCFA’s also promote growth of these intestinal cells, reducing leaky gut. The breakdown products of pectin also help to balance gut motility (intestinal contractions), so they can be used to prevent diarrhea or constipation. Cooking the apples makes them gentler on the digestive system for an inflamed gut. You may need a large amount to see a difference around 1-2 cups per day! But start small with 1 to 3 tablespoons and work up so you can see how much you require., Also, so you don’t experience side effects of too much fibre too quickly!
Applesauce is also essential basic recipe, to use in baking or as a topping for breakfast, snacks, and desserts. You will find this recipe used in many other recipes and it can be a replacement for a mashed banana to make a recipe low histamine. Try it on top of Plant-based Oatmeal Pancakes yum!
- 5 green apple
- 1/4 cup water
- Peel and core the apples and chop into chunks.
- Place a saucepan on high heat. Add apples and water. Bring to boil then reduce to medium heat. Cover with a lid and cook for 3 minutes then stir. Re-cover and cook another 3 -10 minutes or until apples are soft. Some apples will fall apart quickly and some do not. Add a bit more water if it looks like they are drying out.
- If you would like the consistency smooth blend with a stick blender or mash with a potato masher.
- Allow to cool a little and place in a glass jar and store in the fridge for up to 3 days. This can also be stored in the freezer in single use portions.
All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content may vary.
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