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About Granny Smith apples

When you're looking for the perfect apple for apple pie, crisp, or crumble, consider the Granny Smith apple. This bright green apple has the perfect sweet-to-tart balance, which makes the apple ideal for cooking with.

Granny Smith apples originated from Australia when an immigrant from Sussex, England, Maria Ann “Granny” Smith discovered the apple trees growing in New South Wales, Australia. In 1895, the Australian government began to cultivate these hardy and tasty apples and promoted them for export due to their long shelf life and durability. Today, Granny Smith apples are one of the world's most popular apple varieties and are grown in Australia, New Zealand, South America, Europe, and the United States.

Granny Smith apples have thick, bright green skin and are usually round or slightly oblong in shape. The apples grow on deciduous trees that flower in the spring, fruit in the summer or early fall, and in the winter, the leaves of the tree fall. The flesh under the skin is white and firm and does not bruise easily, making them ideal for storing.

When you bite into a Granny Smith apple, you'll notice the tart, green apple flavor with a juicy back flavor of sweet, ripe apple. These apples pair nicely with sharp cheeses or can be drizzled with caramel sauce. They can also be made into an apple pie covered with cinnamon and wildflower honey.

When you're craving a sweet/tart Granny Smith apple or need a couple to make a pie, Instacart has you covered. Simply order your Granny Smith apples via Instacart, either through their website or smartphone app, and an Instacart shopper will deliver the apples to you!

Granny Smith apples belong to the Rosaceae family, whose genre is Malus Domestica. Botanically, Granny Smith apples are a stone fruit or drupe, whose seeds are in the center of the fruit. Other fruits in this category include pears and other apple varieties. Some botanists believe that the Granny Smith apple is a cross and spontaneous mutation of a French crab apple and an American Rome apple.

Occasionally, you'll find a red variation of the Granny Smith apple that may have more of the Rome apple genetics in it. Granny Smith apples tend to grow best in warm or temperate climates and hold on to the tree for a long time. They are often harvested in early fall, and in some regions, they can be picked as late as January.

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FAQs About Granny Smith Apples

Granny Smith apples contain nearly 17% of the recommended daily intake of fiber. In addition, the skin of the apple contains pectin, which can help with digestive or intestinal issues. One medium-sized Granny Smith apple contains 14% of your daily recommended vitamin C intake. These amazing apples have trace amounts of essential minerals crucial to your overall health. Granny Smith apples are loaded with polyphenol antioxidants that may help to reduce inflammation and boost your immune system.

Granny Smith apples are firm and crisp and hold up well to cooking. While some apples lose acidity when cooked, Granny Smith's retain their sweet/acid balance. Of course, biting into a raw Granny Smith apple is a true delight, and you can also dice them and add them to green salads, mix them into a fruit salad with sweet tropical fruits like bananas and mangoes, or serve them on a meat and cheese plate.

Nothing beats a Granny Smith apple for making pies with. They hold up well to heat without getting mushy, and the flavors of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, and clover honey help make a Granny Smith apple pie divine. When you're serving pork chops for a family dinner or to your guests, make applesauce using Granny Smith apples. Make the pork chops and serve with braised Brussels sprouts and spoon the applesauce over the meal.
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