Does an apple a day really keep the doctor away? Low on the glycemic index, high in fiber, and said to help lower cholesterol, apples are a tasty, healthy option for snacking, whether solo or paired with cheese. Though your preference may change depending on your mood, a crisp, sweet variety will be your best bet for snacking.
The best apple for snacking is really a matter of personal preference, but you can’t go wrong with a SweeTango®, Honeycrisp, Piñata®, Pink Lady or Fuji apple. All varieties will give you that fresh, crisp sweetness you’re craving.
- Check for firmness: Pick up the apple and gently press a small area of the fruit’s skin. It should be firm to the touch. Avoid apples that are noticeably soft, discolored, or indent easily after you press the skin.
- Although color is not the best indicator of a great eating apple, it can be helpful when selecting this fruit. For red varietal apples, look for the green background to be covered mostly by red or pink-orange hues. Apples with full color have absorbed lots of sunlight which leads to great flavors.