Author: Fiona Hall

08 Apr
Fiona Hall

Two apples a day keep heart disease away

The proverb on the benefits of eating an apple a day is nearly right, scientists have said. A study has found that two apples a day can do more to keep cholesterol down and lower the risk of heart disease. Researchers at the University of Reading said their work showed “clear cause and effect” between eating the fruit and health benefits. They found that apples are rich in fibre and in compounds called polyphenols, which can reduce so-called bad cholesterol and improve blood vessel function. The

Read in The Times of London: https://apple.news/AMKq7N9dVTMeGWJt6Bpk6Jg


27 May

Kanzi Apples

We’re loving the new varieties that are coming onto the market and have spent the past few years preparing our Kanzi apples for production. We hope you get to enjoy one soon!

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-16/apple-kanzi-red-delicious-horticulture-crops-agriculture/7250266


16 Feb
Fiona Hall

The Orange Apple Ramble 2017

Meeting at Food HQ at 11am, for a apple variety showcase, then hopping on a bus to arrive at Nashdale for a 2.5km stroll through a commercial orchard, a heritage apple orchard, into a trufferie and finally native vegetation with the final destination at Lake Canobolas.

Stations of apple based tasting plates and local ciders will be available along the stroll with music at the lake kiosk. Local growers will be participating in the ramble to educate guests on the history of the industry and how apples are grown.

Pick your own apples as you go and soak in the glorious views of the Towac Valley.

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25 Nov

Cherries are fitness friendly!

We love an article in the Huffington Post that states that cherries combat post-workout soreness.

‘Find yourself having trouble walking down the stairs (or even sitting down) after a hard workout? If you’re looking for a healthy way to fight post-exercise soreness, cherries fit the bill. Studies suggest a cup and a half of tart cherries or one cup of tart cherry juice can significantly reduce muscle inflammation and soreness (remember that a good workout actually causes muscle damage, resulting in inflammation).

In one study a group of marathon runners drank tart cherry juice or a placebo drink twice daily for seven days prior to their race. The cherry juice group reported significantly less post-race muscle pain. Remember to have it immediately post workout (i.e. with your whey protein) when your muscles are primed to absorb excess insulin in the bloodstream.’

Now that it’s cherry season, make sure you have a bowl of cherries in your fridge ready for your post-workout snack or you can grab a bottle of our freshly sealed, 100% BiteRiot cherry juice from supermarkets such as Harris Farm and IGA. Enjoy!!


10 Mar
Fiona Hall

Meet Leanne

Leanne PearceFrom nearby Cargo, Leanne Pearce is about to celebrate her first anniversary working with the BiteRiot team.

Leanne joined the team with an accounting background.

“I have a new understanding of fruit having worked here,” she said. “I love the people here. There are some great characters who are really good value.”

“I’m usually found in the office, but if it gets busy on the apple line, I jump in and become and apple packer.”

A relatively new member of the team, the highlight for Leanne has been the compilation of the Woolworths certification manuals. A modest lass, her colleagues are quick to explain her acheivement.

“It took Leanne five months of typing to put it all together and it was approved on the first go! The auditors actually mentioned in their paperwork that they were impressed with Leanne’s work.”

Leanne added, “You pick up the wad of paper and think, oh wow, I wrote that!”