31Days of Fruit & Vegetable – Red Gala Apple
I had no idea the Gala apples are a cross between a Golden Delicious and a Kidd’s Orange Red in New Zealand in the 1930’s. Their flavor is well – balanced with a mix of sweet and tart, making this apple have the ability to be paired with bold flavors. Flavors include curry powder, fresh ginger, and herbs like basil, chives, and tarragon. Gala’s can be distinguished by there vertically striped or mottled and orange in color. Gala apples are low in calories, fat-free, sodium free, cholesterol free and are rich in dietary fiber. If you aren’t convinced of the benefits behind the fruit yet, here are more reasons why you should incorporate them into your daily routine:
Apples give you energy. Unlike the quick boost of caffeine you get from your morning coffee, apples are packed full of complex carbohydrates that gradually break down and release energy over a longer period of time, giving you the kick you need.
Apples boost brainpower. Apples contain the antioxidant, quercetin, which has proven to be more effective than vitamin C at protecting brain cells from oxidative damage.
Apples are good for your teeth. Eating apples stimulate the production of saliva in your mouth. This saliva reduces the levels of bacteria and in turn lowers tooth decay. Apples help reduce your risk of cancer. Researchers have found that apples contain contents that help reduce your risk of cancer.
Whew! This endless benefits, an apple a day really does keep the doctor away!