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This Week’s Pick: Golden Delicious Apple

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The original tree of the Golden Delicious was located in West Virginia, which declared the apple its official state fruit in 1995. It’s a delicate little thing, and prone to bruising, so handle with care.

Taste: Mild, sweet, juicy, and crispy

Use: Salads, sauces, apple butter, and baking; good for freezing

Nutritional value: Low in calories, good source of soluble fiber (which has been proven to help lower cholesterol), contains vitamins A and C. To cut down on your carb count in pies, use this apple; the natural sweet flavor replaces some of the sugar

Fun fact: Many people think it’s related to the popular Red Delicious, but it’s all just in the name!

Availability: September through June

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