Stemilt’s line of premium sliced apples, known as AppleSweets, allows consumers to buy a healthy, affordable snack while simultaneously boosting retail sales in the value-added section of the produce department. Each apple is automatically and precisely sliced, which keeps the cell structure intact and plays an important part in maintaining the fruit’s freshness throughout the 21-day shelf life. After slicing, AppleSweets bathe in a calcium-mineral solution to prevent browning. Wenatchee, Wash.-based Stemilt produces, packs and ships AppleSweets in a 34-degree Fahrenheit cold chain to further maintain freshness. The item, which can be used for a snack or as a recipe component, is available in a 2-pound bag. Find out more by visiting www.applesweets.com.