Finding a way to satisfy your sweet cravings healthily is difficult. There are many suggestions and tricks, but many of them just aren’t as satisfying as unhealthier options.
Fortunately, there are a few kinds of fruit that are perfect for making you feel like you’re indulging in a decadent dessert. Apples are a great example. The right kinds of apples can make your sweet tooth happy and even quench your thirst a bit.
In this post, we’ve compiled a few of the sweetest and juiciest apples. Make sure to buy a bunch of them for your home if you’re in search of a natural way to indulge your sweet side.
Quick Answer: What are the Sweetest and Juiciest Apples?
There are a few apples that stand above all the others in terms of juiciness and sweetness. You can see a beautiful graphic of them all here.
One of the sweetest and juiciest apples is very little-known: the Kiku apple. Fuji apples aren’t far behind, though, as well as Ambrosia apples.
Apple Varieties and their Sweetness
There are many different apple types available to you today. Each one has its own unique qualities, including sweetness, color, and juiciness.
The various types of apples are often grown in different seasons. We’ll discuss a few different apple varieties and when they grow, so you know when to look for them.
Kiku is often considered one of the juiciest and sweetest apples you can buy. Best of all, according to the Washington apple site, it’s in season all year.
Fuji apples are also popular for their sweetness and juiciness. You can find these apples in stores for most of the year, but the apples tend to ripen in the middle of October.
Ambrosia apples are an excellent choice for sweetness, too. It certainly helps that you can find them in stores all year, because they have very long growing seasons.
Interestingly, one of the most well-known apples, the Granny Smith apple, is known more for its tartness than sweetness. However, it’s still a pretty juicy apple, with a long growing season that makes it readily available.
Knowing When an Apple is Ready to Eat
Choosing the right variety of apple is half the battle. The other half is understanding when the apple is perfectly ripe for eating. This will help you guarantee it’s as juicy and sweet as it can possibly be when you finally take a bite.
Eating an apple too early will mean it’s harder. On the flip side, eating an apple too late means it will be too mushy.
Start by looking at the apple. If you notice significant bruising, it may not be good to eat any more. Some small bruising, however, is perfectly fine.
Feel how firm the apple is by pressing on it. Ideally, your apple should not be so soft that your finger leaves an indentation when you press into it.
Finally, smelling your apple is another way to check how good it is. Apples should smell good in general. If you smell a cloying or overly earthy odor, it could be a sign that your apple has turned the corner and started to go bad.
Apples are a wonderful option for satisfying your sweet tooth. Best of all, eating an apple will leave you feeling good, as opposed to settling for something worse for you.
There are tons of varieties of apples out there, each with their own sweetness and juiciness. Try as many as you can to find which one is your favorite.
Would you like to find out more about apples? You can read about whether or not you can blend them with their skin here.