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Mcintosh Apples

Submitted by on January 9, 2009 – 4:57 amNo Comment | 5,554 views

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

Any benefits?

  • 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

Any precautions?

  • Be sure to use non-rotten apples and parts for the soup
  • Cut off any bad portions and use the rest

Additional Information?

  • Mcintosh apples have a very long shelf life for an apple.  If refrigerated, they can keep for 5-6 months

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