Which APPLE do I eat? It can be a little overwhelming if you don’t know one from another. But I found this simple ‘Tart to Sweet Cheat Chart’ yesterday at Sprouts Farmers Market in San Ramon. I hope it’ll help you venture out and discover some new varieties when they’re in season. Just be sure the apples (as well as applesauce and apple juice) you consume are organic.
Did you know… conventionally-grown apples are kept in cold storage for months, so according to the Environmental Working Group, they’re drenched in diphenylamine to prevent brown and black patches from forming on the skin. Apples rank near the top of the EWG’s Dirty Dozen™ (#5 on their 2019 Shopper’s Guide) as they contain an average of 4.4 pesticide residues — with some containing high concentrations of pesticide.