Washing apples with a cloth or rubbingthem with your hands under water willremove residues.
Enjoying apples with their skinson means you’ll get the most of theirvitamin C and fibre content—makingthis fruit a great snack food.
Keep a few on hand. Apples keeplonger stored in the refrigerator. Storeseparately from onions or potatoes;otherwise the apples will absorb theirscents and ripen too quickly. |a
Apples are the darlings of winter fruits(as well as our magazine’s namesake). InAlberta, most of our local supply comesfrom the 430 families of the BC Tree Fruitscooperative in the Okanagan valley. Ourprovince has three u-pick or CSA appleoperations: Sprout Farms Apple Orchardsin Bon Accord, Attracted 2 Apples in FortSaskatchewan and Sweet Acres Orchardsin Red Deer County.
Worldwide, there are more than 7,500
varieties of apples. B.C. produces mainly
Ambrosia, Braeburn, Golden and Red
Delicious, Granny Smith, Jonagold,
McIntosh, Gala, Spartan, Sunrise, Pink
Lady and Fuji. The increasingly popular
Honeycrisp is a Johnny (Appleseed)-
come-lately varietal. Developed through
natural breeding methods at Nova
Scotia’s Kentville agricultural research
station, its non-browning juicy qualities
helped it spread across Canada.
When buying apples look for firm,non-bruised ones with a pleasant aroma.
The enjoyable fruit
WRITTEN BY KAREN ANDERSONPHOTOGRAPHED BY SALT FOOD PHOTOGRAPHYSTYLED BY SAVORY PALATE