How ‘bout Them Apples?

August 26, 2014
Pink Lady Apple

First the Facts:
1 medium apple, with skin
Calories: 100
Total Fat: 0 g
Trans Fat: 0 g
Sodium: 0 g
Total Carbohydrate: 25 g
Dietary Fiber: 4 g
Sugars: 19 g (all natural)
Protein: 0 g
Vitamin A 2%, Vitamin C 14%, Calcium 2%, Iron 2%

For whatever reason we (consumers) have quite a few apple breeds available to us. This is actually shocking since we are in an era of dwindling crop diversity. For example the grocery store may seem to provide a bountiful amount of produce, yet there is only one type of corn, one version of broccoli and one variety of blueberries offered. So what are some of these apple breeds that have stuck around for so long?

The McIntosh apple was developed by John McIntosh. The Mac provides the classic “apple” flavor- juicy, fresh, sweet and bright. The Honeycrisp apple is predominantly sweet and crisp variety usually described as having a pear flavor. The Pink Lady is well known apple partly due to it's trademark. The variety is more correctly known as Cripps Pink. The Pink Lady is pink in hue with a mild pleasant flavor and plenty of crunch. One of my favorite apples is the Fuji. The Fuji apple is crisp and sweet but also keeps well for quite some time.

What is your favorite apple?

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