At The Fruit Company, we adore Fall. With this season, we look forward to the changing tree colors, cooler weather and apple season! Fuji apples are our November Fruit of the Month! Once we harvest our Fuji apples, they go into cold storage, to maintain the perfect level of ripeness for our loyal customers. These apples are blessed with a relatively long shelf life in comparison to other varieties.
Characteristics of Fuji Apples
Fuji apples are one of the most popular apples in the United States, mainly due to their crisp, sweet and crunchy persona. We can thank Japan for creating this apple in 1930 by crossing a Ralls Janet and a Red Delicious. Their scent is warm and autumnal and their flesh has vertical red and yellow stripes along the sides. Apples are the second most popular fruit in the nation (second only to bananas).
Health Benefits of Fuji Apples
As the saying goes, an apple a day keeps the doctor away! Nutritional researchers note that apple consumption supports to balance populations of bacteria in our lower digestive tract. They also can have cardiovascular benefits to the body. Fuji apples are well known for having high levels of antioxidants and good levels of fiber and Vitamin C.
Top Recipes Utilizing our Fruit of the Month
Enjoy apples in many ways, a few serving ideas are to dice the apples for salads, include the apples in smoothies or bake with them. Our favorite apple recipes are our heart crusted apple pie, apple carrot muffins, and apple sausage bread pudding.
Purchase your Fuji apples today!