There's nothing like a fresh apple to start the day. Consumed by people for thousands of years and widely enjoyed by all people today, the humble apple is the quintessential fruit. Eating them fresh lets one enjoy the fruit's crisp texture and bright flavor and get the most of its high water content. Fresh apples can be enjoyed on their own or in a fruit salad or other simple recipe; here's a guide on buying them.
A world of apples
There are quite literally thousands of different kinds of apples. There's an apple for everyone, whether one prefers sour and tart Pink Ladies and Cortlands or sweet and juicy Fujis and Galas. They come in a range of all-natural colors, from bright green to deep red and everywhere in between. Some apples are more suited for baking, like the unflappable Granny Smith and the Honeycrisp, while others like the Red Delicious are well-loved for snacking on by themselves.
Eating well and healthy
It's always a good idea to buy unwaxed apples that have been allowed to ripen naturally on the tree, as they're usually eaten and used for cooking and baking with their skins on. Look for fruit grown with organic fertilizers and pesticides, as these don't leave behind toxic residue. Check for certification from the USDA to ensure that the apples have been organically grown. Consumers wanting non-GMO and kosher apples can also look for fruit meeting their requirements.
Shipping and gifting
Apples are not long-lived fruit, so it's quite essential to buy exactly how much one needs and no more to avoid unnecessary food waste. The packaging should adequately support the fruits using soft foam elements to protect them from bruises during shipping. Attractive gifting boxes with hand-packaged apples are also available--these are perfect for people who love apples.
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