You know itâ€™s bad when FDA regulators found molds â€œof different colorsâ€ in their fruit packets and applesauce. Ugh. This is another reason why you donâ€™t want to eat prepackaged foods.
In fact it is so bad that the Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning letter to Snokist Growers of Yamaha, Washington specifically about their applesauce and fruit puree.
According to the regulators they found:
Large, laminated bags of fruit products that were supposed to be sealed and sterile, but instead were broken open and tainted with white, brown, blue, blue-green and black mold. Some of the compromised bags were bloated and one had â€œa strong fermented odorâ€.
Something is dreadfully wrong here, and how can you trust that their other products donâ€™t have the same problems?Especially when Snokistâ€™s spokewoman, Tina Moss, wrote this:
â€œIf rework occurs, our thermal process is more than adequate to render the product commercially sterile.â€
I donâ€™t want commercially sterile food. I want living food, clean food, fresh food. Organic, sustainably grown food. It may take more work to get, make, and store it, but after reading this I know itâ€™s worth it.
One of my favorite foods is applesauce, and luckily itâ€™s easy to make so I donâ€™t have to eat the type that may be contaminated with mold.
Wash, peel, core and quarter your apples and place in a pot. Once your apples in the pot add 1/4-1/3 cup of water and turn it on medium. When they start simmering turn the heat to medium low and cook until they are soft and readily broken up. Mash with a potato masher.
Now you have your own applesauce! Serve warm, with or without cinnamon, or let it cool and store in Mason Jars in the fridge. Keep for 7-10 days in the fridge then you can put them in the freezer. (Make sure there is about an inch of space at the top.)
- Add butter or coconut ghee to the applesauce while cooking to make it more filling and nutrient dense.
- Add your own spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves for your own twist on it.
- You can do a small amount of apples (just one) or fill your stockpot with them. Your choice. Also you can use just one type of apple or mix
- If you prefer a smoother applesauce place the cooled apples into a blender and puree until smooth, or use a stick blender.
I hope this makes the choice clear to you â€“ letâ€™s feed our families, friends, and kids mold free applesauce! Besides homemade tastes better.