Golden Delicious Apples
Taste: Golden Delicious is one of the most important commercial apple varieties in the Northern Hemisphere, and is responsible for the classic “apple” flavor we all associate with toddlers and petite boxes of apple juice. Golden Delicious have a soft, low-acid and juicy bite.
- Low in calories
- Good source of soluble fiber, which has been proven to help lower cholesterol, control weight, and regulate blood sugar
- Contain vitamins A and C, as well as a trace amount of boron and potassium, most of which is located in the apple’s skin
When To Find Golden Delicious: Golden Delicious are harvested beginning in mid-September and are available until Christmas.
Best Uses: This mellow, sweet apple is delicious eaten fresh or cut into slices. It’s spectacularly juicy and is a popular choice for apple juice or holiday cider. Its classic apple flavor makes it popular for flavoring pies, although the fruit is soft and tends to collapse under heat, making it more appropriate for sweet sauces or apple butter. The naturally high sugar content means you can reduce the processed sugar in recipes.