Foodie Pharmacology Podcast

Apples with Dr. Will McClatchey

September 16, 2019

Apples have a long history in folklore – from being called the forbidden fruit to associations with witches. Since their domestication in Central Asia thousands of years ago, thousands of cultivars have been developed by people across the globe. Today, we eat them raw, or process them into dry form, as apple cider, apple cider vinegar, apple juice, apple sauce, apple butter. We cook them stewed or in savory or sweet dishes. They are both versatile and full of key phytonutrients, including flavonoids that may help combat the oxidative damage that is a hallmark of chronic disease. In this episode, I speak with Dr. Will McClatchey – an ethnobotanist and pharmacist with a sweet spot for this intriguing crop. Join us as we explore the amazing history of cultivation and health values of America’s favorite fruit. 

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