Ingredient Name: Apples (Mcintosh)
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 mcintosh apple is known for its red and green skin and produces a sharp, tart flavour
- It is a popular snack apple and is best known for its uses in tarts, pies, cider and applesauce
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 mcintosh apples from any supermarket
- In Hong Kong though, it may be more difficult to find mcintosh apples at fruit vendors depending on the season and locale
What is the cost?
- A bag of 10 mcintosh 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
- Mcintosh apples have a very long shelf life for an apple. If refrigerated, they can keep for 5-6 months