From October to August, the apple you’ll want your eye on is the Fuji Apple from Starr Ranch® Growers. It’s a light red apple with a yellow blush that can boast a shelf life of up to two months, but you certainly won’t forget about this fruit in your fridge! You’ll want it for snacking, salads, or baking. Just check out our Starr Ranch® Growers Fuji Apple & Brie Quesadillas Recipe for how sweet and mouth-watering they can be!
What makes Starr Ranch® Growers' apples so special, you might ask? You’ll get top-notch quality, and you’ll be supporting multi-generational farming families. Ever since 1934, founded in the heart of Washington's apple country, Starr Ranch® Growers been a leader in the fruit business. They proudly boast that they have some of the best fruit that nature has to offer!
One reason that’s true is because taste isn’t the only factor for them. They’re dedicated to fresh, nutrient-dense and satisfying products. Additionally, their farms focus on sustainability, are dedicated to keeping long-running quality traditions intact, and contribute to keeping the environment healthy for generations to come.
So what’s so great about apples, other than their delicious flavor and juicy crunch?
They’re good for your health! Sure, a piece of fruit will always conquer some candy or cookie in nutrition and calories alike, but did you know that they’re essential for optimal growth and development?
Here are five fun health facts about the benefits of apples:
- Reduces tooth decay
- Helps you fight cancer before it begins
- Decrease risk of diabetes
- Naturally fight cholesterol
- Help control weight
Now, that’s just the tip of the iceberg in terms of the health benefits a tasty Fuji apple can give you. But what else makes Fuji apples special?
Fujis were first developed in Japan in 1930. It’s unclear if these apples are named after the sacred mountain, Mt. Fuji, or the research center, Fujisaki. They unite two apple traditions: old American varieties discovered on farms and oldsteads and the modern way of breeding fruit. Fuji traveled from America (one parent apple was the Virginia Ralls Janet, grown by Thomas Jefferson, and the other is Red Delicious) to Japan (where officially breed) and now back to America!
The apple is so popular in Japan that apple imports are crazy low! When you’re shopping, you’ll want to ensure that you get the highest quality product so that you’re getting the best nutrients. For that, we strongly suggest Starr Ranch Growers.