Do you have a sweet tooth? You aren’t alone! According to this article from Oxford University Press blog, science has data to support that notion that half of all people have a preference for sweet foods. And you can partially blame Mom and Dad for the need to fuel up with sugar, as craving sweets is somewhat hereditary and something that babies are born with a preference towards.
Apples come in many different flavor varieties, including those that are sweeter than they are tart. A sweeter apple naturally has higher sugars, or Brix, levels. Interestingly, sweet apples can also be acidic, but the sugar in the fruit overpowers tartness, resulting in a sweeter eating experience.
If you think about the apples that you can find frequently at a grocery store, the top sweet apple is Fuji. The sugar levels in a Fuji apple range from 15-18 on average (remember, an apple is mostly made up of water). Other apple varieties that are on the sweet side are: Honeycrisp apples, Ambrosia™ apples, Gala apples, and Golden Delicious apples, and Red Delicious apples.
Sweet apples are a great standalone snack, and healthy dessert. A sweet apple variety is also great for balancing with salty and savory foods, which is why you’ll often see sweet apples paired with sharp cheeses on appetizer platters.