How to choose the best apples for cooking and eating.
Sweet, tangy, juicy and flavorful, the apple is nature’s perfect treat, especially when you’re lucky enough to pick them straight off the tree in the fall. Plus, you can feel good about eating them—apples are low in calories and are a good source of fiber, particularly the soluble kind linked with heart health. Apples are great for snacking, but they are also versatile in the kitchen.
Store apples in the refrigerator. In general, firmer apples like Gala and Fuji last longer (sometimes more than 3 months) than softer-textured cultivars like Macintosh or Golden Delicious (which hold for about 3 weeks).