Fall is peak season for choosing apples at your local grocer. Consumers can begin to notice a potpourri of delicious apples—most grocers carrying up to 15 varieties—for purchase. This is the perfect season for your family to try out new apple varieties.
An apple contains fiber, vitamin C, and a great addition when choosing fat-free foods. A serving of 1 cup is equivalent to a medium-sized apple, according to USDA.gov.
In addition to Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith and Macintosh varieties, consider trying Macouns, Honey Crisps, Gala and Rome apples this season.
According to the NY Apple Association, macoun apples are great for eating whole, added to salads or cooked into apple sauce.
Macoun apples—harvested during months of October to November—are only available to consumers for a limited time each fall season.
Apples are a perfect food, from baked apples topped with vanilla ice cream, to apple pies, to crunching a whole apple during lunch break; it’s the best time of the season to taste many varieties of this wonder fruit.
How Much Fruit is Needed Daily? , choosemyplate.gov (USDA)
Apple Varieties: Macouns, NY Apple Association (www.nyapplecountry.com)