CHURUBUSCO, N.Y., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The Oklahoma Sooners are fueling
on a new "inside out" organic applesauce called AppleBoost energy snack tubes
this week while preparing to square off against the Florida Gators for college
football's national championship in Miami January 8.
AppleBoost snacks made their debut last summer when registered dietitians
for the U.S. Olympic Committee distributed 6,000 tubes of the nutritionally
fortified applesauce to American Olympians and coaches for their flight to
Apples, like many fruits, contain a cocktail of antioxidant activity
-- virtually all of it attributable to dozens of phytochemicals like
chlorogenic acid, catechins and anthocyanidins -- that are not found in
vitamin pills. Antioxidants in fresh produce mop up harmful compounds in the
body that compromise cell health, which is why registered dietitians
constantly advise eating five or more servings of fruit and vegetables every
Much of an apple's nutritional value is concentrated in and just under the
skin, which is what prompted Cornell University researchers to develop a
patented process for powdering apple peel while retaining all its nutrients.
AppleBoost Products Inc., headquartered in Churubusco, NY, infused organic
applesauce with dried apple peel powder (DAPP) and packaged it in a portable
pouch for athletes.
"Cornell University has been testing and showing that apple peel powder is
a healthy whole food ingredient since research findings were first reported in
2002," explained Jim Leahy, who founded Leahy Orchards 30 years ago and turned
it into the fourth largest applesauce producer in North America.
Jerry Schmidt, head strength and conditioning coach at the University of
Oklahoma, likes the marriage of nature to food science.
"Powdering the peel and putting it back into organic applesauce is a
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