Apples are sweet fruit that grow on trees. They can be eaten raw as a snack, in a salad, used in smoothies or simply drank as a juice. Some apples are better suited to cooking as they have a more tart taste. Cooking apples can be used to make crumbles, tarts, fritters and in many other recipes.
- Red Delicious – This type of apple has beautiful ruby red skin, which is sometimes it is stripped with yellow. They are best eaten raw as their texture is crunchy but delicate making it a great snack. when cooked they tend to go mushy.
- Fuji – These apples are a cross bread between Red Delicious and Ralls Janet apples. Their skins are pink and yellow speckled. Fuji apples are very sweet and can be eaten raw and cooked.
- Granny Smith – Have a beautiful bright green skin. They are really popular because they are great for cooking, juicing and eating raw. They are really crunchy and flavourful!
- Pink lady – Chrispy sweet and tart! Pink ladies are super versatile, they are great for eating fresh, pies, sauces and baking. As its name suggests they have a glossy pink skin with yellow patches on top.
- Bramley – Are large green apple. They are perfect for cooking because they have a tough texture and a tart taste that sweetens as they cook.
- Cox – A quintessentially English apple. They have red and yellow speckled skin and a lovely sweet taste.
- Golden Delicious – These apples have delicate golden skin, and a fresh taste. They are great raw and cooked as they have a strong robust texture abut a lovely sweet taste.
The calorie content depends on the type of apple but in general, there are about 48 calories per 100 grams of raw apples.
Apples are super good for you and are a great addition to your diet. They are loaded with
health benefits they have a lot of vitamin C and dietary fibre.
Vitamin C is an essential vitamin, that isn’t produced in the body. It is a powerful antioxidant which helps strengthen your body’s natural defences. It can even help lower your blood pressure and improves the absorption of iron in the body.
Apples also contain insoluble fibre which aids digestion by helping food move through the digestive system.