WHAT IS A GREEN APPLE?
While Granny Smiths are always green apples, not all green apples are always Grannies. There are several other varieties like Crispins and Pippins that also have emerald skins. However most of the time, what you’re seeing in your local store are Granny Smith apples. Other types of apples come in colors ranging from red to yellow.
WHY ARE GREEN APPLES GOOD FOR YOU?
Compared to red apples, green apples are almost the same in terms of health benefits. They have slightly more fiber and less sugar and carbohydrates then their red siblings.
WHEN ARE GREEN APPLES IN SEASON?
Different apples ripen at different times during the year. Granny’s are harvested in the northern hemisphere in October, and March in southern markets like Australia.
HOW SHOULD GREEN APPLES BE STORED?
Cover with a damp paper towel and place them in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator. Young apples should easily keep for 1 to 2 months. Stacking them is a bad idea since they tend to bruise easily. One way to prevent this is to wrap the fruit in paper before stacking. Also do not store your apples near your potatoes. It just speeds up the maturation process. And if you have too many apples, chop them up (lemon juice helps to prevent oxidation) and freeze them for easy use down the road.
WHAT IS THE PROPER WAY TO CORE A GREEN APPLE?
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DO APPLES AND GOURMET ICE CREAM BOTH HAVE THE SAME AMOUNT OF AIR?
Yes! Cheaper industrial ice creams tend to have around 50% of their weight as air trapped inside the frozen cream. This why Ben and Jerry’s (when they started out in Vermont) were so awesome because their flavors only had 25%. The same amount of air is trapped inside a green apple. This is also why both of them float when placed in water.