Did you know that there are over 10,000 varieties of apples growing around the world? They are now in season, so don’t pass up the chance to learn what all the varieties are. Of course we can’t let you know all the different types here today but we have listed some of our Shesaid favourites.One green grocer did give me a very important tip. Don’t wash apples until you are just about to eat or cook them. If you are going to use them in a salad, toss with fresh lemon juice to keep them from turning brown. They are also a great source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C
and potassium. One apple is only .5 grams of fat. So isn’t it time to grab an apple over a packet of chips?
Here is a glossary to take note of:
Type: Red Delicious
Looks Like: Bell-shaped and red
Flavour: Sweet, juicy, firm and crisp
Best for: Just to eat
Type: Golden Delicious
Looks Like: Yellow-green with speckles
Flavour: Very crisp, sweet and easy to eat.
Best for: Eating raw!
Looks Like: Medium sized and bright green
Flavour: Tart and crisp, very firm
Best for: Baked apples, apple piesType: Rome
Looks Like: Large, deep red, round
Flavour: Dense and smooth. Rich and sweet
Best for: Eating raw, baked apples
Looks Like: Red blushed with gold
Flavour: Spicy, mild-tart but firm and very juice
Best for: Eating raw