Apples are round fruits with a depression at the top where the stem is attached. They come in different shades of reds, greens, and yellows, with a shiny and smooth skin. The flesh is typically white or ivory. Before eating, it is recommended to lightly scrub apples in cool water to remove the wax coating, any dirt, and potential insecticides.
Apples are known for their health benefits and are often referred to as “nature’s perfect snack.” They are crisp, juicy, and come in many varieties that are available year-round. Apples can be carried easily in a backpack or purse, making them a convenient snack. They can be eaten raw or used in recipes for pies and cobblers, which are considered comfort foods. Apples are also used to make juice, cider, and vinegar.