Some Interesting Facts About Apples
Did you know that Apples are related to Roses - Look at the flowers and you will notice how similar they are. Also in the rose (Rosaceae) family are, peaches, pears, and plums, strawberries, and cherries.
Australia is proud to grow a huge amount of apple varieties, some of which celebrate international renown, these include the Jonathan apple, Royal Gala apple, Golden Delicious apple, Red Delicious apple, Fuji apple, Braeburn, Cripps Pink (sold as Pink Lady™), Granny Smith, Jazz™, Cripps Red (sold as Sundowner™) and Eve.
The pomaceous apple tree loses its leaves in Autumn (deciduous)
Apples are a great source of fibre, Vitamin C, potassium and folate. Almost half the Vitamin C is contained just under an apple's skin so be careful not to cut it off before you eat it! Apples are available to commercial kitchens through Simply Fresh Fruit and the general public (through supermarkets) all year round as they are stored in cold store. SEE VIDEO
DID EVE EAT AN APPLE?
Many people believe an apple was the fruit that, according to the Bible, Adam and Eve ate in the Garden of Eden.
The Bible doesn't say so. Furthermore, they are not mentioned in the Garden of Eden. Apples have seeds! This could be the proof of this could be found in (Genesis 1:27–29)God told Adam and Eve they could eat of every tree's fruit that had seed in it .
The eve apple is great for eating, sweet and sour with a brilliant white flesh and vibrant red skin.
The Fuji apple has a yellow base with red and pink overtones. The Fuji apple is a medium /large crisp honey sweet tasting apple.
Fujis are great in salads, pies and sauces. Can be frozen. Fuji originated in Japan where it is a major variety.
Considered to be the perfect eating apple, Fuji has a high sugar content which makes it good for cooking as it will retain its shape.
Golden Delicious Apples
The Golden delicious apple is is distinctive for its yellow-golden skin. The best eating is when it is more gold, this is when it is the most crisp, juicy and sweet.
Golden Delicious originated in 1912 in West Virginia, USA.
Being a naturally crisp fresh apple, we recommended using Golden Delicious apples in this healthy take on the
Granny Smith Apples
The real Aussie apple, with international fame. The Granny Smith is a favourite apple in Australia. A large traditionally shaped fruit that has bright, shiny green skin. This apple is great for cooking as it has a unique acidity to its flavour a texture that bites back and a white flesh that has a green hue to it. When fully mature the sweetness level of this popular apple increases.
In 1868 "Granny" Anne Smith of Ryde, New South Wales discovered the apple.
A traditional crisp, sharp and juice filled apple. Older Australians love them as it reminds them or when they were young.
Relatively new to the market. The Jazz apple is a smaller apple with heaps of tangy crispness. A favourite for the school lunches and for a quick snack. A cross between Gala and Braeburn apples. Jazz apples feature a pink/red blush over a light green background.
Lady William Apples
A medium-sized apple with bright pink-red skin that has a smooth, firm, crisp texture with an equal sweet-tart balance.
Pink Lady Apples
Featuring a green/yellow skin with a pinkish hue overlay. Affectionately known as the queen of apples, this crisp vibrantly flavoured apple also know as the Cripps Pink Apple was developed in the 1970s by John Cripps in Western Australia, and is a cross between Golden Delicious and Lady Williams.
Royal Gala Apples
With a distinctly white flesh and an skin that varies from yellow to a deep orange with a pink blush over it. Gala is a round medium sized juicy and sweet apple.
Royal Gala and Gala originated in New Zealand around 1934,as the result of a cross between Kidd's Orange Red and Golden Delicious. They were introduced into Australia in the early 1980's
With a dark red skin and round shape. Its most prominent feature is white markings called lenticels that occur naturally on the skin.
High sugar levels in Sundowner apples make the sweet and it improves the storage.
The Sundowner apple is a cross between a Golden Delicious and Lady Williams, and it originated in Western Australia.