About the Product
Golden Delicious' Apple is a large, yellowish-green skinned cultivar and very sweet to the taste. It is prone to bruising and shriveling, so it needs careful handling and storage.
Golden Delicious apples are firm, crisp, and white-fleshed. These apples have a balanced sweet-tart aromatic flavor, which has been described as honeyed. The flavor varies depending on where these apples are grown; in a cool climate, the amount of acid increases, actually creating a sweeter flavor. When grown in warmer areas, the acid content is lower, creating a milder flavor.
The Golden Delicious apple is an important American variety of Malus domestica. It is a parent apple to many well know varieties, including the Gala, Ambrosia, Mutsu, Pink Lady, and Jonagold. While the exact parentage of the Golden Delicious apple is unknown, it is believed by many to be a relative of the Grimes Golden and the Golden Reinette. It is not, however, related to the Red Delicious apple. Golden Delicious has always been an easy apple to love. Besides being grown in commercial production, they are easy to grow at home, and taste great from the home orchard. The Golden Delicious is also the official fruit of West Virginia, where it was first discovered.
Golden Delicious Apples are also a rich source of polyphenols, an important group of antioxidants. Antioxidants are compounds that protect your cells from free radicals — harmful molecules that contribute to the development of chronic conditions, like heart disease and cancer.
Golden Apples contains flavonoids can help prevent heart disease by lowering blood pressure, reducing LDL cholesterol oxidation, and reducing atherosclerosis, which is the buildup of plaque in your arteries.
Apples contain pectin, a type of fiber that acts as a prebiotic. This means it feeds your gut microbiota, which is the good bacteria in your gut. Antioxidant-rich apples may help protect your lungs from oxidative damage.
An excess of harmful molecules called free radicals can cause oxidative damage. This may lead to inflammatory and allergenic responses in your body
Storage and Uses
Golden Delicious apples are available fall through summer.Store unwashed apples in the coldest part of your refrigerator. For best results, keep your refrigerator at 33 to 35 degrees with some humidity to reduce shriveling. Sort through your apples often and remove any damaged ones to use for juice or sauce. One bad apple can spoil the bunch!.
The sweet-tartness of the Golden Delicious means this apple is a good fresh eating variety. Fresh, raw apple slices may be added to green salads, fruit salads, or grain salads. Golden Delicious apples also have the necessary acid content and stability for baking. They can be baked into crisps, crumbles, tarts, cakes, galettes, and breads. Apple slices may also be cooked down into preserves and butters, or pureed into sauces and soups. The Golden Delicious pairs well with savory items, such as onions, cabbages, pork, cheeses and strong herbs. Add slices to top burgers and sandwiches. Finally, this versatile apple can also be juiced or dried.
Here are the nutrition facts for one raw, unpeeled, medium-sized apple (100 grams):
- Calories: 52
- Water: 86%
- Protein: 0.3 grams
- Carbs: 13.8 grams
- Sugar: 10.4 grams
- Fiber: 2.4 grams
- Fat: 0.2 grams
- Potassium: 3% of the RDI
- Copper: 2% of the RDI
- Manganese: 2% of the RDI
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Country of origin: India
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