Let’s start with the fruit powder basics and then we’ll move on to how to make fruit powder.
What is apple fruit powder?
 AppleFruit powder is dried fruit that’s been finely ground.
How to use  apple fruit powder
Apple Fruit powder can be used in place of artificial flavoring to flavor just about anything.  However,apple fruit powder truly shines in desserts where the moisture balance is very important.  Here are some examples of how to use fruit powder:
  • Use fruit powder to transform basic buttercream into any fruit flavor without dumping fruit into your perfectly-pipeable frosting.  Using fresh fruit can make buttercream too runny to hold a sweet swirl.
  • Sprinkle on top of fruit-flavored chocolate truffles to add some color and hint at the flavor inside.
  • Make fruity meringue cookies or macarons (I’ll be posting about this specific example soon).
  • Make a fruity spice rub for meat.
  • Throw some in your morning oatmeal when you don’t have fresh fruit on hand.
How to make apple fruit powder

Any dehydrated apple fruit that has not been sweetened be sure that the fruit is fully dehydrated with little to no moisture remaining
  • Freeze the dehydrated fruit overnight.
  • Blend the frozen fruit until it turns into a powder. (It helps if you have a blender with some kick. I heart my Vitamix for tasks like this.
For reference, two pounds of fresh strawberries and one pound of sliced/frozen rhubarb yield 1 1/4 cups of fruit powder after being dried and blended.The powder may end up slightly clumpy. Be sure to sift before using in recipes that require a fine texture.


Improves your complexion

Benefits of Apple for the Skin Improves your Complexion

Eating apples can help not only with brightening up your skin but also lightening its colour, because they provide a little protection against tanning. The collagen and the elastic in the apples are vital for keepin the skin youthful. The nutrients of the fruit work effectively to benefit your skin by getting rid of the pathogens and the excess oils. It can soothe the skin and lead to rosy cheeks!
Apart from that, applying apple juice will also work for lightening oily skin. The juice will firm up the skin and help maintain the skin’s natural pH balance. Apply apple juice daily to your face, and if you can’t lay your hands on a cup of fresh juice, just take a juicy slice and rub it all over your face, and eat the rest of the fruit!

Hydrates the skin

Benefits of Apple for the Skin - Hydrates the Skin
We all know that the secret of soft and supple skin is keeping it hydrated. Yes, drinking water is essential, but often, it alone may not work. The water content in apples is very high, so even eating an apple will help with hydration. Apples not only hydrate but also cleanse the skin. Cover your face with apple slices (the apple needs to be cut fresh, just before you want to use it) and leave them on until slices are dry, for at least about 15 to 20 minutes. The vitamin E in the apple will keep the skin soft and hydrated. You can also indulge in DIY face packs and facials on a regular basis and let the fruit work its wonders on your skin.

 Offers protection from UV rays

Benefits of Apple for the Skin - offers protection from UV rays
Apples contain nutrients that are known to provide extra protection from the harsh ultraviolet rays of the sun. You can also use apples to treat sunburns and also prevent the skin from the affected areas from peeling off. In addition, the vitamins and other ingredients will help repair damaged skin.
Grate an apple to create some apple pulp. Add a spoon of glycerin (easily available at the chemist) and blend it. Apply this mixture on your face and skin, leave it on for at least 15 minutes and then rinse it off with cold water. This will help protect the skin from the harsh rays of the sun.
Alternatively, you can mix some honey with apple juice and apply it on the skin every time to step out in the sun. You could also reapply it for some rejuvenation once you are back. This homemade remedy will have a cooling effect on your skin and prevent itchy spots.

 Treats Acne, Blemishes, and Dark Spots

Benefits of Apple for the Skin - Treats Acne, Blemishes, and Dark Spots

Apples are also beneficial for the skin to get rid of acne, blemishes and dark spots. Acne is a common skin problem which causes dullness, and also harms the skin in the long run. Those with sensitive skin already suffer a lot with acne, and chemical-based creams may affect the skin further. Apples to the rescue!
Mash one slice of apple and mix it with milk cream (malai). If you don’t have cream, use a spoon of milk instead. Apply it on your face to get some relief from acne. It also gets rid of blemishes and dark uneven spots on the skin. For better results, refrigerate the apple slice before mashing it. Using this paste regularly on the skin will help you remove dark spots from your skin and reduce the pimplesfrom showing up. For itchy acne spots, you can just refrigerate a slice of apple and use the cooled slice on the itchy spots to instant relief.

 Works as a natural toner

Benefits of Apple for the Skin - works as a natural toner
The nutrients present in apples benefit the skin greatly by acting as a natural and wonderful toner. It helps tighten the skin overall and improve the circulation of blood and get it to the surface to make the skin better. It also helps in balancing in the skin’s pH levels, and hence reduces the over production and secretion of oils from the skin. To draw the maximum benefits of apple as a natural skin toner, you need to pulp a raw apple and use it on your skin as a toner. 

If you do not have the time to pulp an apple on some days, you can also use a good quality apple cider vinegar on your face as a toner. The vinegar clears the skin’s pores getting rid of pathogens and oils, which lead to acne and pimples. Dip a cotton ball in the pulp (or apple cider vinegar and gently dab on your face, ensuring you cover all the skin with it.

 Reduces puffy eyes and dark circles

Benefits of Apple for the Skin - reduces puffy eyes and dark circles
Who is not affected by stress? None of us are stress proof, and it invariably leads to puffy eyes, as a sign of lack of sleep. To get rid of the puffiness and reduce the dark circles, simply place apple slices under your eyes for at least 20 minutes. You can also mix apple cider with grated potatoes for puffiness of the eyes. Peel and grate a small potato and mix two spoons of apple cider with it. Apply it on the puffy areas and leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes. Rise with warm water if possible, otherwise you can use regular tap water. If you apply this appropriately, within a short span of time the dark circles will lighten up. And of course, you will not have to worry about any side effects!
For another remedy, you can boil a few slices of green apple in water until they are tender. Mash them to a paste, and when it is cool, use it under your eyes to lighten the dark patches and soothe the skin. It will also reduce stress!

 Keeps your skin supple

Benefits of Apple for the Skin - keeps your skin supple

Apples can be a boon for those who are suffering from dry skin! They have nourishing and hydrating properties which provide the skin with the correct amount of fluid to make it supple. Cut an apple into slices and rub a slice on your face until it dries up. In case you need more than one slice, go right ahead, use it! Eat the rest! Leave the juice on the skin until it dries up. This natural fluid of the slices will seep into the pores and balance the pH levels and reduce the oiliness of the skin.

 Works as a moisturiser

Benefits of Apple for the Skin - works as a moisturiser
Apples themselves have moisturising properties, and are active ingredients of many beauty products available off the shelves. The high water content in this fruit maintains the right amount of moisture in the upper layer of the skin. It will also protect the skin from minor infections and dryness. You can create your own natural moisturiser to experience the goodness of these ingredients!