That’s it. connoisseurs may have noticed that there is one consistent ingredient across our wide range of Fruit Bar flavors: Apples. What is it about apples that make them worthy of making up one-half the ingredients in each That’s it. Fruit Bar? And why are apples the star of one of the most popular sayings: “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”?
The rich consistency of apples is what creates the celebrated texture of That’s it. Fruit Bars, but we also love them for their superfood benefits. Not only do apples taste delicious, but they are also rich in antioxidants, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. They have been known to lower cholesterol and blood pressure, while the fruit’s antioxidants are linked to a reduced risk of certain cancers, such as colorectal, esophageal, and breast. The high-fiber content found in apples can aid in digestion and in building and maintaining a healthy immune system. And last but not least, recent studies have indicated that regular consumption of apples can actually improve memory and cognitive function, possibly even warding off Alzheimer’s disease.
Looks like there’s some truth to that old adage: an apple a day really can keep the doctor away!
With the science-y stuff out of the way, here are some fun facts about everyone’s favorite fruit:
- There are approximately 7,5000 different kinds of apples worldwide
- Apples are grown in all 50 states in the U.S., but Washington grows more than any other state
- Apples are a part of the rose family
- Apples are grown and available year-round
- Ever gone bobbing for apples? They float because 25% of their volume is air
Each That’s it. Fruit Bar contains one whole apple – with the exception of the Cinnamon bars, which contain TWO whole apples – so next time you’re enjoying your favorite flavor, rest easy knowing that these nutrient-packed fruits are working hard to keep you healthy.
Curious where our apples and other fruits are sourced? Check out our ingredients page.