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The Instacart guide to crab apples

About crab apples

Crab apples are wild species of apple trees, and they grow all over the world. Like apples, people have been enjoying them for thousands of years. The fruits are smaller than apples, and many people keep them in their gardens primarily as decorative trees. You may see dried blossoms or fruits in wreaths or other arrangements. Crab apples have attractive white or pink flowers, and some people use them as bonsai trees. They also have beautiful red, orange, yellow, and purple leaves in fall.

Crab apples are very sour, and some have a bitter taste. The term crab apple appeared in the early 15th century, and it may reference these apples' strong flavors.

With the convenient Instacart app, you can choose your favorite crab apples or crab apple products and have them delivered straight to your office or home in as little as 2 hours! You can also decide to pick up your order at a store nearby instead.

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Buy your favorite crab apples online with Instacart. Order crab apples from local and national retailers near you and enjoy on-demand, contactless delivery or pickup within 2 hours.

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FAQs About Crab Apples

Most varieties of crab apples are sour, but some taste very sweet, just like domestic apples. Others have slightly woody or smoky notes. You can use them for any dish where you would normally add apples, like pies, tarts, scones, green salads, and fruit salads. Since their small sizes make chopping them tedious, they're most popular for crab apple sauce, crab apple cider or juice, and crab apple jelly or jam. You can remove the seeds after cooking, pureeing, or juicing.

Crab apple preserves have a complex, slightly spicy flavor, and adding a small percentage of crab apples to apple cider will make the taste more pleasant. You can make crab apple butter by including cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg in crab apple sauce. In Southeast Asia, people often use crab apples to make condiments like sweet and sour sauce. You can pickle your crab apples or make crab apple cider vinegar as well.

Crab apples have low calories, high fiber, and lots of nutrients. They have more pectin than apples, and this substance can increase the health of beneficial gut bacteria, encourage weight loss, and prevent diarrhea. Crab apples also have vitamin A, vitamin C, antioxidants, potassium, iron, and phosphorous. Phosphorous helps maintain your bone density, and vitamin A prevents vision problems. Your immune system needs vitamin C, and antioxidants can help prevent heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, dementia, and many other health issues.

Like other apples, you shouldn't eat crab apple seeds because they contain small amounts of cyanogenic glycoside, a natural poison. However, you would need to eat a huge amount of crab apple seeds to jeopardize your health.

After you placing your order for crab apples through Instacart, a trained Instacart shopper will bring your fruit to you on the same day! With Instacart, you can help save precious time and make your life a bit less stressful. That way, you can take a break and spend some time with friends and family members.
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