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For the Love of Food – Apple Cider
It’s fall! Which means leaves are changing and time for fall foods! I’m talking pumpkin… sweet potato…. pears, cranberries, and apples!
The great thing about the bright yellow-orange varieties of squash, sweet potatoes and pumpkin, is that they contain beta-carotene, which is a provitamin A carotenoid. Carotenoids act as antioxidants. These are substances that may prevent or delay some types of cell damage. You know what else is especially rich in antioxidants? Apples! Do you know the difference between cider and apple juice? Apple juice is filtered to remove solids and it is pasteurized so stays fresh longer. Because fresh Cider has not been filtered, it needs to be stored in the refrigerator. We have a variety of apples grown, locally. Today we will visit a local, family owned apple cider mill.
Mansfield Cider Mill provided a demonstration of their work and what it takes to make apple cider, from start to finish. This is their 70th year in business! Watch today’s feature video to see how it’s made. If you would like to visit the Mansfield Cider Mill, the address is listed below. You can also visit their Facebook page.
Mansfield Cider Mill Address:
16469 Rte. 6, Mansfield, PA 16933
U.S. On Route 6 – 1 mile West of US RT.15, Mansfield. 10 miles East of Wellsboro.
Open seven days a week.
Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.;
Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.;
Early September to Early November