Thanks to the wide variety of vitamins and minerals found in apples, these delicious tree fruits are like mini multi-vitamins. Apples also contain nearly 17% of our recommended daily fibre intake when eaten whole with the skin. Apples also contain the phytonutrients pectin and quercetin. Pectin helps support immune function, and quercetin has been found to have anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergenic, anti-histamine and anti-viral properties. It’s no wonder one apple a day keeps the doctor away! With over 50 varieties of apples grown in Canada alone, this versatile fruit is a great addition to your school’s breakfast program. Sliced, sauced, shredded or stewed, apples can be used in a variety of ways to keep everyone coming back for more. Try using unsweetened apple sauce as a topping for oatmeal, on pancakes in place of syrup, or use in muffins and breads to help reduce the fat and sugar called for in the recipe.