An apple a day keeps the doctor away

Posted on 27 Apr. 2017

cookbuzz Editorial

That old saying 'an apple a day keeps the doctor away' is a perfect example of a big message in just a few words. Clearly not a literal meaning, it tells us that apples are good for our health and wellbeing. In days gone past, people realised that apples were packed with dietary fibre, natural pectin and a plethora of nutrients indispensable for health and beauty such as vitamin C and potassium. In addition, it is said to thin the blood and help prevent tooth decay, gastrointestinal problems and a variety of cancers. If that's the case, isn't the humble apple quite a super food? Such an unassuming fruit that gives so much benefit to the human body. It's rather sad it looks so insignificant...but wait! Look at this! I sliced this bounty from God so thinly to create this wonderful windmill effect. With a simple toothpick, the apple can be made glorious, befitting of its valuable properties. It doesn't require any professional skill, just a fair bit of dexterity and perseverance. The other key thing is to work quickly otherwise the apple will oxidise and turn brown before you've finished. As you're working with a sharp knife, be careful of injury, otherwise your table decoration could turn into a gruesome ornament.