9 January 2009 2,222 views No Comment
Ingredient Name: Apples (Mcintosh)
Traditional Chinese Name: 蘋果 (píng guǒ)
What is this?
The apple is the fruit of the apple tree
There are 7,500 known cultivars of apples to date, each with varying characteristics such as sweetness, texture, size and usage
The mcintosh apple is known for its red and green skin and produces a sharp, tart flavour
It is a popular snack apple and is best known for its uses in tarts, pies, cider and applesauce
How do I prepare it?
Wash the apples thoroughly in cool water
Cut the apples into quarters and remove the stem, core and seeds
Where can I buy this?
You can purchase mcintosh apples from any supermarket
In Hong Kong though, it may be more difficult to find mcintosh apples at fruit vendors depending on the season and locale
What is the cost?
- A bag of 10 mcintosh apples (weighing 4 pounds) costs around $3.99 CAD
Apples are a good source of fiber
Although they don’t contain as much vitamin C as other fruits, the amounts are still very good
They are said to help reduce the risk of colon, prostate and lung cancer
- Be sure to use non-rotten apples and parts for the soup
- Cut off any bad portions and use the rest
Mcintosh apples have a very long shelf life for an apple. If refrigerated, they can keep for 5-6 months