Apple Sauce and Rice, Are They Worth the Risk?

A few months ago after I heard that rice has arsenic in it due to the soil content, I stopped eating rice altogether. White rice is supposed to have less arsenic since the outer kernel is removed. Brown rice is supposed to be healthier because it has the outer kernel, making it more fibrous. The conundrum: less fiber and less arsenic, or more fiber and more arsenic.

Rice from California and Asia have lower arsenic levels. The latest is that apple sauce contains arsenic. Makes you want to have your own farm and grow your own fruits and vegetables, doesn’t it?

In regards to rice, I’m switching to quinoa. If you buy organic apple sauce, it should be arsenic free. Since organic apple sauce goes bad fairly quickly, I make my own chunky cinnamon apple sauce with organic apples. It’s really simple, here’s how I make it. This recipe serves 2-3.

Ingredients: 2 apples, 1 T cold water, 1 tsp cinnamon

Peel and chop up 1 apple. Put in food processor with water and cinnamon until smooth. Peel and dice the other apple, put in food processor on pulse. You want to keep it chunky so it still has texture. Put in refrigerator. Will keep for two days.

 

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