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Apples

What’s so special about apples? They a fat-, cholesterol- and sodium-free fruit packed with a variety of vitamins and minerals. The pectin contained in an apple can help lower your bad cholesterol and help you manage your diabetes. And they’re an excellent source of fiber that has been linked to preventing breast, colon, liver and lung cancer.

How do you select the perfect apple? Look for one that firm, crisp and free of bruises or punctures. To keep your apples crisp, store them in your refrigerator around 32˚ for up to six weeks.

Which apple to enjoy? Depends on what flavor you’re in the mood for and what you’re making.

  • Braeburn apples are crisp, firm and perfect for snacks. 
  • Cameo apples have a crisp, creamy white flesh and tangy flavor. They store very well. 
  • Cortland apples have a white, crisp flesh that doesn’t brown quickly — making it perfect for salads.  
  • Fuji apples vary in color from yellow-green with red to very red. Sweet, firm and crisp, they are a great fresh snack and are an excellent choice for baking or applesauce.  
  • Gala apples have a distinct heart shape with skin that is yellow and patterned with orange-red. Sweet, yet slightly tart, galas are great for baking, snacking and in salads. 
  • Golden delicious apples bruise easily, but make a great all-purpose apple. They’re firm, crips and have a sweet white flesh.  
  • Granny Smith apples are crisp, tart and green. They are great for baking and store well. 
  • Jona Gold apples are excellent for cooking and desserts. They are firm, juicy and have a slightly tart taste.  
  • MacIntosh apples are deep red with tender white flesh. One of the juicier apples, they have a sweet and tart taste.  
  • Pink Lady apples have a thin skin, so they bruise easily. But they have a beautiful yellow color with pink or red tones. 
  • Red Delicious apples have a deep red skin and sweet flesh.
Apples

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Did You Know?

Over 2500 varieties of apples are grown in the United States.