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Golden Apples

Golden Apples

Product Description:

Excellent for eating fresh, pies & salads; Very good for baking & apple sauce.

Good-quality Golden Delicious apples will be firm with smooth, clean skin and range in color from light green to pale or creamy yellow. Less mature product will be light green and have a somewhat tart flavor. More mature goldens will have a clear yellow color and will be sweeter. Some goldens may have a wash of pink color or blush across the “shoulders,” the result of warm sunny days and cool nights. Test the firmness of the apple by holding it in the palm of your hand. (Do not push with your thumb). It should feel solid and heavy, not soft and light.

Avoid product with soft or dark spots. Also if the apple skin wrinkles when you rub your thumb across it, the apple has probably been in cold storage too long or has not been kept cool. Also avoid goldens with “russeting,” a bronze-colored, rough and scab-like condition principally on the stem end of the apple.

Seasonal Information:

  • Fresh Golden Delicious apples are available from Washington from September through November while cold storage product is available from January through August.

Golden Delicious Apple Nutritional Information:

Serving Size: 1 medium apple (154g)

Amount Per Serving:

Calories 80 Calories from Fat 0

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 7%
Dietary Fiber 5g
Sugars 17g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A 2%
Vitamin C 20%
Calcium 2%
Iron 2%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

PMA’s Labeling Facts
Apples are very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. They’re also a good source of Dietary Fiber and Vitamin C.

Apple Tips & Trivia:

  1. Rub cut apples with lemon juice to keep slices and wedges creamy white for hours.
  2. Store apples in a plastic bag in the refrigerator away from strong-odored foods such as cabbage or onions to prevent flavor transfer.
  3. Apples are the second most important of all fruits sold in the supermarket, ranking next to bananas.
  4. Tens of thousands of varieties of apples are grown worldwide.
  5. The history of apple consumption dates from Stone Age cultivation in areas we now know as Austria and Switzerland.
  6. In ancient Greece, tossing an apple to a girl was a traditional proposal of marriage; catching it was acceptance.
  7. Folk hero Johnny Appleseed (John Chapman) did indeed spread the cultivation of apples in the United States. He knew enough about apples, however, so that he did not distribute seeds, because apples do not grow true from seeds. Instead, he established nurseries in Pennsylvania and Ohio.
  8. Three medium-sized apples weigh approximately one pound.
  9. One pound of apples, cored and sliced, measures about 4 1/2 cups.
  10. Purchase about 2 pounds of whole apples for a 9-inch pie.
  11. One large apple, cored and processed through a food grinder or processor, makes about 1 cup of ground apple.

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