You’ve likely heard of the expression ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away’, but have you ever wondered why?

Apples are loaded with impressive health benefits, being that their highly nutritious, containing nutrients like fibre, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that help promote long-term health.

Not only do they do wonders for your health, but they also taste delicious, making them perfect for snacking, impressing guests when entertaining, and delivering a natural sugary hit when you need it most.

If that wasn’t reason enough to add apples to your life, we’ve got five reasons for you to crunch on.

1. Perfect for snacking on the go

Chances are, you’ve had one of those days when stopping to prep a healthy snack just isn’t on the cards. Luckily for you, we’ve got the perfect apple to suit those days on the go.

Packed with crunch and a refreshing burst of flavour, JAZZ™ apples are unparalleled when it comes to convenient snacking.

Keeping the hunger pains away, JAZZ™ apples are a medium-sized apple, not too big to take too long to eat on the go, but just the right size to keep you full for longer.

The best part is, JAZZ™ apples are known for having longer shelf-life, so stocking an abundance in your fruit bowl is the way to go.

2. They are a sweet treat

Brimming with natural sweetness, and all the good kinds of sugar, snacking gets a whole lot sweeter when it comes to apples.

No matter where you sit on our apple flavour scale of sweet to tart, we’ve got an apple to satisfy your tastebuds.

Characterised by its crispy, white flesh and sweet, juicy flavour, envy™ apples make for a tasty, guilt-free treat at any time of the day.

3. Great for entertaining

Calling all cheeseboard enthusiasts. If you’re partial to a grazing table or a tasting platter, we’ve got an apple companion that is bound to take your foodie spread to the next level.

Adding a touch of sophistication to any dinner party, thanks to its naturally occurring high levels of vitamin C, envy™  possesses a show-stopping white flesh that stays white long after being sliced.

If a cheese board isn’t quite up your alley for entertaining, dice up an apple and throw it into a fresh salad for a stylish flair and a juicy crunch.

4. A healthy snack between meals

Let’s be honest, there’s nothing better than discovering a healthy snack that tastes as good as its health benefits.

Whether you’re partial to curling up on the couch with a good book and something to eat or grabbing something quick and easy while running out the door, apples are the perfect healthy filler for between main meals.

5. Fresh and seasonal food

Shopping and eating fruit with the seasons means you’ll have the very best selection of apples to choose from when browsing the supermarket and greengrocer shelves.

For instance, you can enjoy Smitten® from February to March, Ambrosia™ from April to July, JAZZ™ apples from April to December, envy™ from May to September, yello® from May to June and eve™ from June to September each year.

With a focus on the juiciest and most flavoursome apple varieties, our network of Aussie growers are dedicated to growing a variety of delicious apples to take you through the year.

Want to learn more about what goes into growing fresh, seasonal apples? Read about a day in the life of an apple from orchard to supermarket shelf here.