Author: Fiona Hall

16 Feb
Fiona Hall

An apple a day may keep Alzheimer’s disease away!

An apple a day’ might keep dementia at bay. According to an international study the fruit is rich in chemicals that fuel neurons, improving learning and memory. Recent experiments on natural compounds found in apples and other fruits may help to stimulate the production of new brain cells, which could have implications for learning and memory, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Queensland, and the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases.

05 Jun
Fiona Hall

5 Reasons to Love Cherries

They won the hearts of dignitaries, royalty and noblemen. From China to the United States, cherries have been celebrated for centuries since arriving with the settlers during the 1600s. Cherries symbolize productivity, happiness and joy in some cultures. The Chinese believed that cherries are a sign of immortality. The Greeks often wrote about using cherries as a diuretic. However, cherries have more than a rich history and are more than a symbol! The tiniest of the fruits is nature’s own little anti-inflammatory pill and is fast becoming a shining star on the health circuit. They can decrease strokes, heart attacks, assist with insomnia and may fight cancer. Cherries also help with joint pain and with headaches. Pretty neat for such a tiny fruit that has only 100 calories per cup. Nature really hooked us up with this powerful fruit. Here are 5 reasons to fall in love with cherries.

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:

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!

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.

Buy Tickets