Jonagolds and Honeycrisp are a tie for my all-time favorite apples. I usually eat three a day and I never have to go to the Doc! lol In fact, I got the "stomach flu" from my mom and didn't have anything but nausea and bloat while she was vomiting for 48 hours. Yay apples!
3/17/2008 8:45:52 PM
I love apples and have adopted them as my fav. dessert. Between the crunch ,sweet or tart taste they are a go to food for me. Any variety will do!
3/17/2008 8:31:35 PM
I prefer cortland apples and my black lab loves them too.........red delicious reminds me of fund raisers.........and granny smith reminds me of the sour green ones from my mom's back yard, that my hubby would sprinkle with salt and eat back in the 70s. They sure would put a pucker on ya..........
3/17/2008 6:30:30 PM
I love apples, but when I consume them (any kind) I get a bad case of the shall we say "potty sickness" I am "running" to the bathroom within half hour after consumption. Is this due to an allergy or is it kind of like being lactose intolerant. Is there something I can take to help me to slow down the digestion of fruit. Most all fruits have the same affect on my GI system. I do have a true allergy to most exotic tropical fruits (starfruit, kiwi, mango, and passion fruit). Bananas, strawberries, cranberries, and blueberries are the only fruits that don't upset my "apple cart".
DH has done lots of health research and says Gala and Fuji are the healthiest. Plus - don't forget to east the seeds. They are full of B17 - very good for you!!!
3/17/2008 2:09:16 PM
I have to chime in about this. Fujis are fabulous. I usually grab a bag of these for lunches.
3/17/2008 1:52:57 PM
I can't believe you didn't mention the best tasting apple in the world: "Jonathan". Available only a few months a year, Jonathans are well worth the wait. Don't bother with bland, thick-skinned and tasteless "Red Delicious". They're pretty to look at but don't taste very good. Jonathans are scrumptious for eating raw, and also delicious in pies. Their taste is sort of between a Gala and a Granny Smith - tart enough but plenty sweet and juicy.
If you want to make the FRESHEST TASTING APPLESAUCE you can imagine just peel the apples & bring the peels to a boil in a tiny bit of water & puree. Chunk the apples & bring to a boil & let sit for a few minutes to soften. Add a bit of LEMON JUICE to spike the flavor & CINNAMON to taste. Pour the APPLE PEEL PUREE over the aplles & mash lightly leaving lots of good chunks & add CINNAMON to taste. I use FUJI or GALA with GRANNY SMITH APPLES & need no sugar.
TY Becky, This is the third article I have read by you today!!! Great information, I never know which apples to buy and for what!!! Now, I know and have printed it out. Invaluable information today!!! Keep them coming!!! nancylee46
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