Updated: Aug 31
For a long time, apples in Vietnam have always been favored by many people for their delicious taste and medicinal value. According to numerous studies, apples are among the fruits with excellent healing properties, something that few other fruits can achieve.
Red apple originated from America and has been cultivated all around the world. Since its introduction to Vietnam, this apple variety has gradually become known and appreciated for its attractive appearance and tasty flavor. During the Lunar New Year, many people often seek to buy red delicious apple bonsai trees as a beautiful decoration for the festive season.
The Origin and Characteristics of Delicious Apples Worldwide and Apples in Vietnam.
The apple, also known as Malus Domestica, belongs to the Rosaceae family and is an incredibly famous fruit. The apple tree is small, sheds its leaves early, and can grow to a height of about 3 to 12 meters, forming a dense leaf canopy. It is a long-lived fruit-bearing woody plant and one of the most important fruit trees globally. Apples rank as the 4th most widely grown fruit in the world, following bananas, oranges, and grapes. There are at least 7,500 different apple varieties that have been cultivated, but only about 100 varieties are commonly grown today. Apples have been present since around 6000 BC. They thrive best in countries with cool climates. Different apple varieties offer varying tastes, aromas, and colors.
The versatility of apples extends beyond their consumption as fresh fruits. They can be used in a multitude of culinary applications, including pies, tarts, cakes, sauces, and beverages like apple juice and cider. With so many unique characteristics, it's no wonder that apples continue to be one of the most popular and beloved fruits worldwide. Whether enjoyed fresh, baked into pies, or pressed into juice, apples remain a timeless and cherished fruit, enriching our lives with their delightful flavors and beneficial properties.
Description of Red Delicious Apples.
Red apples, scientifically known as Malus Domestica, belong to the deciduous tree species. Under typical cultivation conditions, the height of the Red Delicious apple tree ranges from 2 to 4.5 meters, but it can reach up to 9 meters when growing in the wild. The leaves of the tree grow alternately and have a deep green color with an oval shape. The leaf edges are serrated, and upon close observation, the underside of the leaves will reveal tiny fine hairs.
During the spring season, red apple trees bloom with white to light pinkish flowers. Each flower is approximately 3 to 4 centimeters long and consists of five petals, arranged in clusters of 4 to 6 flowers on the branches or stems of the apple tree.
Red delicious apple is a pome fruit that ripens in late summer or autumn. The size of the apples varies depending on the apple variety. For commercial cultivation, the apples must have a length of 7 to 8.5 centimeters to meet the required standards. When fully ripe, the skin of Red Delicious apples can turn shades of pink, green, yellow, red, or even have a sun-kissed speckled appearance, with some varieties displaying two to three colors simultaneously. The apple's skin is covered with a waxy cuticle layer.
Apple is not only a Delicious Fruit, But Also a Wonderful Health Booster.
Over the past decades, numerous studies have revealed that apples are not just a tasty fruit but also a fantastic health booster.
The presence of a wide range of nutrients in apples makes them a true superfruit. Apples contain various vitamins such as Vitamin A, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and Vitamin K. Additionally, they also contain essential minerals like potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, and zinc.
Approximately 10 - 15% of the dry weight of an apple is composed of pectin, a soluble fiber found in plants. Pectin has the unique property of forming a gel-like substance in the gut, absorbing water and becoming viscous. Due to this characteristic, Red Delicious apples help prevent a sudden spike in blood sugar levels after meals, reduce cholesterol levels, provide a sense of fullness, delay hunger pangs, and promote gut health. Research has shown that apples are an excellent source of both soluble and insoluble fiber, with the fiber content varying from 15 to 20 grams per kilogram of apples. Hence, you can enjoy the whole apple, including the skin, without the need to discard it, and avoid juicing the apple to maximize its benefits.
Apples also contain antioxidants, such as Vitamin C and beta-carotene, which play a crucial role in maintaining healthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels. These antioxidants can inhibit the activities of cancer cells in the colon and liver. Additionally, maintaining cholesterol and triglyceride levels within the normal range is essential for a healthy heart. Consuming two apples a day has been proven to have a positive impact on lipid levels in the blood.
With their delicious taste and incredible health benefits, apples truly live up to the saying, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away." Adding apples to your daily diet not only satisfies your taste buds but also provides your body with a wealth of essential nutrients, contributing to overall health and well-being. So, the next time you reach for a juicy Red Delicious apple, savor not just the sweetness but also the goodness it brings to your health.
What is Envy Apple? What are its characteristics? Why Are They Highly Prized?
Where is the origin?
Envy apples are a remarkable variety that boasts a delectable, sweet taste, and they are the result of natural cross-pollination between Braeburn and Royal Gala apples. Originating from New Zealand, Envy apples have been expanded and cultivated in the United States as well.
To this day, both New Zealand and the United States are renowned for producing the freshest and most flavorful Envy apples, which are highly sought after and admired worldwide. One of the exceptional features of Envy apples is that they are available year-round.
Distinctive Characteristics of Envy Apples:
Envy apples have a visually striking appearance with a vibrant, pure red color complemented by warm hints of yellow. When you gaze upon an Envy apple, you will feel a sense of freshness, warmth, and closeness, as if you were embracing the freshest and coolest orchard.
Like other apple varieties, Envy apples are a rich source of essential nutrients, providing a daily dose of much-needed Vitamin C for the body.
Additionally, Envy apples contain Vitamin A, a nutrient that:
Supports overall body development
Acts as an antioxidant for the body
Envy apples stand out not only for their taste but also for their visual
Envy apples have gained popularity around the world, and their year-round availability makes them a reliable and consistent choice for apple enthusiasts. Whether enjoyed as a refreshing snack or used in a variety of culinary creations, Envy apples continue to win hearts and taste buds with their exceptional flavor and nutritional value. So, the next time you come across a plump and alluring Envy apple, savor its sweetness and take delight in the delightful fusion of flavors from Braeburn and Royal Gala apples.