Ingredient Name: Apples (Fuji)
Traditional Chinese Name: 蘋果 (píng guǒ)
What is this?
- The apple is the fruit of the apple tree
- There are 7,500 known cultivars of apples to date, each with varying characteristics such as sweetness, texture, size and usage
- The fuji apple is a popular apple due to its dense flesh that is sweeter and crisper than many apple varieties
How do I prepare it?
- Wash the apples thoroughly in cool water
- Cut the apples into quarters and remove the stem, core and seeds
Where can I buy this?
- You can purchase fuji apples from any supermarket
- In Hong Kong though, it may be more difficult to find fuji apples at fruit vendors depending on the season and locale
What is the cost?
- A bag of 10 fuji apples (weighing 4 pounds) costs around $3.99 CAD
- Apples are a good source of fiber
- Although they don’t contain as much vitamin C as other fruits, the amounts are still very good
- They are said to help reduce the risk of colon, prostate and lung cancer
- Be sure to use non-rotten apples and parts for the soup
- Cut off any bad portions and use the rest
- Fuji apples have a very long shelf life for an apple. If refrigerated, they can keep for 5-6 months