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Types of apples

There are several types of apples. Some of the most common types are: Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Fuji, Jonagold, Granny Smith, Cripps Pink, Gala, Braeburn, Cameo. Each type of apple has a distinct color and flavor.

Apple nutrition

Apples are a great source of both soluble and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber such as pectin helps prevent cholesterol buildup in the lining of blood vessel walls. The insoluble fiber in apples provides bulk in the intestinal tract which helps hold water to cleanse and move food quickly through the digestive system.

One medium 2-1/2 inch apple, fresh, raw, with skin

Source: USDA Nutrient Data Laboratory -- Apple

How to pick the perfect apple

  1. An apple's skin should be shiny, not dull. Dull appearing apples won't be crisp and tasty.
  2. Apples should be firm and free of bruises and punctures.

How to store apples

To keep apples crisp, store keep apples refrigerated at about 32 degrees Fahrenheit.

How to prepare apples

Prepare apple dishes just before serving to minimize browning. Protect cut apples from browning by dipping them into a solution of one part citrus juice and three parts water.

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