A Guide to Apples; cooking, baking and snacking approved

November 1, 2016
by HelloFresh Tips and Tricks

    Think of this guide to apples as your one stop shop before you head to the shops.

    There’s an apple for every occasion darling!

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    Some like to think of apples as fruits, but we prefer thinking of them as nature’s lollies — the kind you can enjoy without an ounce of guilt. Now that’s our kind of lolly. They’re refreshingly sweet, occasionally tart, and chock-full of nutrients to keep the doctor away. Far, far away.

    One medium apple provides 14% of your daily recommended Vitamin C intake and 18% of your daily recommended fibre intake to keep your immune system strong, help you feel full, and prevent a blood sugar spike. They’re also rich sources of pectin and polyphenols, both of which are beneficial to heart health by helping reduce cholesterol.

    But with so many varieties out there, how can anyone remember the subtle flavour and texture differences between them all? Or when to use which types? Certainly not us. So before making a mad dash for the grocery shop and duelling it out with the other shoppers (kidding, don’t do that), read up on their subtle differences, pin and print our guide, and stick it on your refrigerator! This way, you’ll never end up with a crumble that’s too tart or a pie that’s depressingly mushy. Ever again. Now that’s cause to celebrate, don’t you think?

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    1. Red Delicious

    Flavour: Mildly sweet

    Texture: Soft and mealy

    How to use: Snack and salads

    Fun Fact: Red Delicious apples are the most popular apple variety in the US of A

    2. Fuji

    Flavour: Sweet and slightly tart

    Texture: Crisp, firm, and juicy

    How to use: Snacks, salads, and baked

    Fun Fact: Fuji apples are a cross between Red Delicious and Ralls Janet

    3. Jazz

    Flavour: Tart and slightly sweet

    Texture: Dense and crunchy

    How to use: Snacks and baked

    Fun Fact: Jazz apples are a cross between Royal Gala and Braeburn

    4. Golden Delicious

    Flavour: Super sweet

    Texture: Juicy but not very crunchy

    How to use: Snacks, salads, and sauces

    Fun Fact: Despite the name, Golden Delicious apples are not related to Red Delicious

    5. Granny Smith

    Flavour: Tart and sour

    Texture: Crisp, firm, and moderately juicy

    How to use: Salads, sauces, juices, and cooked

    Fun Fact: Granny Smith apples originated right here in Australia

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