WENATCHEE, Wash., Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Each March, the American Dietetic Association (ADA) focuses attention on returning to the basics of healthy eating. But basic isn't always fun and therefore effective especially for kids who are always looking for something new and different. That is where a Grapple fits the bill. Take a sweet, crunchy Washington apple and combine it with the aromatic smell of concord grapes and you get a Grapple.
This year's National Nutrition Month theme encourages consumers to remember to include a colorful variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins and dairy on their plates every day. Apples are indeed colorful and resonate with kids – and adults alike. Grapple brand apples in particular appeal to kids, they love the combination of grape and apple that make Grapples so unique and delicious. Kids love them tucked into their lunch or as an after school snack. And of course Grapple brand apples are as healthy as if just picked off a tree.
Nutritionally a Grapple closely resembles that of any apple. Each Grapple contains approximately: 130 calories, 0g fat, 0g cholesterol, 0gs sodium, 170 mg potassium, 25g carbohydrate, 4g of dietary fiber and 19g sugar. They are high in fiber which recent studies just noted Americans need more of and have a low glycemix index, especially good for diabetics.
Grapples begin either as a Washington State Gala or Fuji apple. Through a complex, patented process, these apples are gently bathed with an ingredient mix that is primarily grape flavor and pure water. Through the process the apples take on the grape flavor, which doesn't add any extra sugar, calories, carbohydrates or anything else. In fact the apples maintain their natural supply of vitamins, minerals, nutrients & fiber. They do not contain soy, gluten or wheat based products.
Grapples are not genetically altered in any way. The process of making a Grapple takes place after the fruit has been received from the orchards. All ingredients are USDA and FDA approved and the process has been licensed by the Washington State Department of Agriculture.
Grapples are widely available in grocery stores from October through May, depending on the harvesting season. They are sold in a 4-pack clamshell with an average MSRP of $3.49-5.99, to find a store or to order online visit http://www.grapplefruits.com.
Grapple® brand apples are the quintessential perfect healthy snack for kids of all ages. Through a patented process, premium Washington State apples are infused with grape flavor to create a product that "Crunches like an Apple, Tastes like a Grape™". For more information call 800-232-2636 or www.grapplefruits.com and Facebook @http://www.facebook.com/pages/GrappleR-brand-Apples/177704220464.