Apples: Know the Difference
Apples are one of the most popular fruits in the world. They're usually the first fruit young children can identify, and the first fruit they taste. Countless folk stories and myths from around the globe feature apples, demonstrating the apple's far-reaching influence and likeability.
One of the apple's main selling points is its versatility. Apples can be baked, mashed, dehydrated, made into juice or vinegar, and of course eaten in their natural state.
Apples also vary in appearance, offering colors from deep, dark red to pale yellow.
The taste differences in apples can be significant, from the sharp sourness of a Granny Smith compared to the mild sweetness of a Red Delicious, and the slight tart edge a McIntosh as compared to a Cortland.
Whichever apples you favor, you can create some great recipes using this fruit, and your choices aren't limited to dessert. Apples are perfect for so many uses, and they're generally simple to store and prepare.
When you get a bag or bushel of apples, look the apples over before storing them. It's true that one bad apple can spoil the whole bunch! Discard any apples that are bruised or rotting.
Apples can be stored in a produce bag in your refrigerator's crisper. Larger amounts of apples can be stored in a wooden or cardboard box in your basement.