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About Royal Gala apples

The Royal Gala apple is a crisp and mildly sweet fruit with yellowish-orange skin and pink to red stripes. These apple varieties are allowed to remain on the trees just until they reach their peak sweetness but before their flavor begins to disappear. This helps develop that sweet, juicy flesh and pear-like flavor the Royal Gala apple is known for. 

Royal Gala apples are Gala apples with more than half of their skin being red in color. That is the only difference between a Royal Gala and a Gala apple. Other than their color, they taste exactly the same. These fresh fruits make a great all-around snack. They are also full of flavor when made into applesauce or pressed into cider. Due to their sweet taste and floral aroma, they pair well with bold cheeses and full-bodied wines.

Gala apples, which are parents to the Royal Gala, originated in New Zealand in 1934. Apple breeder J.H. Kidd created a new apple variety by crossing a Kidd's Orange Red and a Golden Delicious. When Queen Elizabeth II visited New Zealand, she named this cross her favorite apple variety. After that visit, it was named Royal Gala in her honor. It was brought to the United States in the early 1970s and is now known as one of the country's best-loved apple hybrids. 

This delicious red fruit is one of the most extensively grown apples throughout the world. They are related to both the Delicious and Cox Orange Pippin varieties of apples. Royal Gala apples grow well in both warm and cold climates, which is why they are available year-round at supermarkets and grocery stores worldwide. They are grown in the southern hemisphere in New Zealand, South Africa, Argentina, Chile, and Brazil, and in the northern hemisphere in the United States, England, France, Belgium, Slovenia, Holland, Spain, Italy, Austria, Germany, and Poland.

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FAQs About Royal Gala Apples

Due to their garden-fresh flavor and crispy texture, Royal Gala apples are best used in fresh preparations. Add thin slices to fruit salads, green leafy salads, or a variety of chopped salads. Dice them into small portions and add them to fruit salsas or chutneys. Slice them and use them to top burgers, sandwiches, and crostinis.

Royal Galas tend to become milder in flavor when cooked or baked. This makes them the perfect accompaniment to stronger flavored apples like the Granny Smith, Arkansas Black, or Mutsu. Other foods that work well with Royal Galas are pears, winter squash, pecans, turkey, curry, brie, cheddar, and Swiss cheese.

Royal Gala apples are a very healthy fruit. They are low in calories, high in water content, and offer valuable amounts of potassium and vitamins A, B, and C. They also contain dietary fiber, which has been shown to lower cholesterol levels as well as support heart health. Royal Galas also contain trace amounts of calcium, iron, vitamin E, niacin, and magnesium.

While Royal Gala apples contain sugars and carbohydrates, this should not be a problem for most people who are watching their weight or health. Apples contain natural sugar, which is a mixture of fructose, glucose, and sucrose, and is not typically harmful to the human body. Because of the fiber and other nutrients in apples, the carbohydrates also pose little threat to one's overall diet.
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