Taste: Fondly known as “The Mac,” this sweet-tart fruit has the classic apple flavor.
- Low in calories, high in water content and offer a fair amount of vitamins A, C and B
- Contain a dietary fiber known as pectin, which has been shown to lower cholesterol levels
- Trace amounts of boron, which has been touted for its ability to help build strong bones
When To Look For McIntosh Apples: McIntosh is usually harvested in the first week of September, and its popularity and long shelf-life means it is available through the winter and spring.
Best Uses for McIntosh Apples: It has an excellent flavor for pies, but its soft flesh tends to soften quickly when cooked making it a popular choice for apple sauce or apple butter.
How to Store McIntosh Apples: McIntosh’s popularity comes in part from its ability to store well through the winter months without becoming mealy or losing its flavor. In the fridge, a McIntosh can keep for 5-months.