Apples (malus domestica) are round fruits generally with a white/yellow flesh, and tough inner core that can have around six small seeds in the center. Apples have a thin outer skin that can range from green, to golden, to bright red, depending on variety.
Health Benefits of Apples
- Increased Immune Function
- Protection Against Heart Disease
- Alleviation of Cardiovascular Disease
- Alleviation of Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
- Osteoporosis Protection
- Stroke Prevention
*Some of these health benefits are due to the nutrients highly concentrated in Apples, and may not necessarily be related to Apples.
How to choose Apples
No matter the type of apple you always want one without any bruises or discolorations on the outside. Most apples will taste like they smell, and most apples smell good.
How to store Apples
Keep apples in a bag with a damp paper towel in the fridge, the humidity will help keep the apples crisp. They should last 20-30 days if properly stored.
Climate and origin
Apples originated in central Europe and Asia. Apples grow in temperate climates where they are a staple crop.
So wide in variety are apples that it is difficult to describe one general taste and texture. "Eating" apples tend to be sweet and crisp with a tart twist, while "cooking" apples can be very tart and sour with a mushy texture. Sour apples tend to go toward making jams and cobblers.
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A fruit with a lot of variety there are over 7,500 types of apples, making it a true challenge to try them all!
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Natural vitamins, minerals, and nutrients found in Apples + Complete Nutrition FactsVitamin C | Dietary Fiber | Potassium | Click here to compare these nutrition facts with other fruits.
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