About: Ahhh, the forbidden fruit! These bulbous beauties are pomaceous fruits and part of the rose family. There are dozens of varieties of apples! McIntosh apples have red and green skin, white, juicy flesh and a slightly tart flavor. Suncrisp apples are green with a hint of orange and are firm, juicy and sweet. Jonagold apples are are crisp, tart, and sweet with bright red and gold skin. Don't they just make your mouth water? These apples are best soon after harvest.
Nutritional Information: A medium sized apple contains about 52 calories,4 grams of fiber, and is a good source of vitamin C.
Storage: Apples can be stored for up to 2 weeks in the coolest part of the refrigerator and retain their nutrient value. Wrap them in paper towels or keep them in a paper or plastic bag.
Tips: Apples are well-suited for freezing, drying and canning. Three mediums apples equals about 1 pound. 2 pounds make a pie.
QuickFix: Dip sliced apples in a combination of peanut butter and cinnamon!