Apples: Fresher is better, buy local
PITShop delivers fresh, seasonal fruit from local farms in the Pittsburgh region whenever possible. Why is this important? One example is often the apples you buy in grocery stores are held up to 12 months in cold storage. According to research, apples held in storage lose their antioxidant properties after 3 months and when extended to 12 months, there are virtually no antioxidant properties left.
Apples naturally have beneficial polyphenolic compounds which are the principal contributors of their antioxidant activities. So buy local and Snack healthier!