We’ve all heard that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, and there’s actually plenty of truth behind that expression!
High in potassium, apples can help control blood pressure, plus the fiber-rich fruit can help reduce cholesterol. Apart from their health benefits, crisp, juicy apples are an autumnal kitchen staple.
Facts about Apples
How to Choose:
There are thousands of types of apples, and which you choose really depends on your preferences and the dish you’ll be making. According to The Washington State Apple Advertising Commission, some of the most popular apple types can be described as:
• Red Delicious: crunchy and mildly sweet
• Golden Delicious: mellow and sweet
• Gala: crisp, aromatically sweet
• Fuji: super-sweet and crisp
• Granny Smith: extremely tart and juicy
• Honeycrisp: tangy-sweet
Keep them in the fridge. Apples are best stored in the refrigerator, with access to humidity. Place them in the crisper drawer with a damp paper towel on top as soon as you get them home.
Did you know?
If something is as American as apple pie, it’s actually not all that American after all. History books trace pie-making as far back as 14th century England, and those skills, along with apple seeds, arrived on U.S. soil thanks to the Pilgrims.