Apples are one of the largest and most valuable fruit crops in Michigan. It’s no surprise; Michigan apples are great fresh or in a variety of food products! Fresh Michigan apples are available August through June thanks to controlled atmosphere storage. You can find processed apples all year in juice, canned and applesauce form.
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Michigan Apple Facts
- The Michigan apples industry’s annual economic impact is estimated at $700-900 million
- Michigan ranks 3rd in the nation in apple production
- There are more than 11.3 million apple trees in commercial production, covering 35,500 acres on 825 family-run farms
- Michigan harvests about 1.05 billion pounds of apples per year
- 55 percent of all Michigan apples are processed into other products
- Michigan slices more apples than any other state for use in pies and fresh-cut slices and also processes apples into applesauce, fresh and shelf-stable apple cider and apple juice
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- Apples are naturally free from fat, cholesterol and sodium
- They are an excellent source of fiber
- Apples are rich in antioxidants and phytonutrients, which help protect the body from harmful free radicals
- Apples are a good source of B-complex vitamins and trace amounts of minerals