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Honeycrisp Apple

The Honeycrisp apple is a widely popular apple cultivar known for its honey-sweet flavor and crisp, juicy texture. Developed at the University of Minnesota in 1960 and released in 1991, it is a cross between the Macoun and Honeygold apples, making it perfect for both eating fresh or incorporating in a variety of recipes. In addition to its exceptional taste, the Honeycrisp apple provides numerous health benefits as a great source of vitamin C, dietary fiber, and antioxidants. Ideal for snacking, salads, and baking, the Honeycrisp apple is a versatile and nutritious fruit that has become a staple in many households.
#13
IN FRESH FRUIT
55
CAL / 100G
$0.15
AVG / OZ
honeycrisp apple
100%
CARBS
0%
FAT
0%
PROTEIN
Honeycrisp Apple FAQ
Honeycrisp apples are often praised for having an ideal balance of sweet and tart, which makes them perfect for both eating raw or including in your recipes. They hit a sweet spot for many when it comes to texture as well – being extra crisp and juicy unlike some other apple varieties. However, people often have questions regarding the best ways to use these apples, as some methods highlight their flavor and texture more than others. People generally go wrong when they try to cook or bake Honeycrisp apples for an extended period. Due to their high water content, they can become mushy if exposed to high heat for too long. Their sweet, slightly tart flavor shines the best when they’re used fresh in salads, or slightly sautéed for warm salads and side dishes. Also, they're great in baked desserts where the cooking time is short. To get the most out of Honeycrisp apples, handle these delicacies gently because they bruise easily. And when using in recipes, balance their sweetness with some acidity (like lemon juice) or salt. Their balanced flavor profile also pairs well with sharp cheeses in appetizers. One little known trick: Honeycrisp apples can be used as natural sweeteners in smoothies or juicing recipes, reducing the necessity for artificial sweeteners.
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Expiration & Storage Tips
When does honeycrisp apple expire?
Honeycrisp Apples, like most apples, are pretty durable in terms of expiration. If left unopened and on the counter, they can last about 1-2 weeks. However, if you keep them in the drawer of your refrigerator, they can remain fresh and edible for up to 3-4 weeks. Honeycrisp apples can also be frozen for 10-12 months to extend their longevity, but will need to be sliced and stored in a freezer bag with some lemon juice to prevent browning prior to freezing. Once frozen, let them defrost in the fridge or at room temperature before eating or cooking with them.
How do you tell if honeycrisp apple is bad?
Signs that your Honeycrisp Apple may have gone bad include a wrinkly skin that has lost its firmness, a drastic change in color to a deep yellow or brown, or an off smell that could resemble vinegar. The apple may also feel lightweight or hollow, as if the inside has shrunk or dried up. If you cut the apple open, look for brown or mushy spots in the flesh, which could indicate that the apple is rotten.
Tips for storing honeycrisp apple to extend shelf life
• Keep apples in a cool, dark place. If your kitchen is often warm, it's better to store your apples in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator. • Leave the stem on the apple, as this can also help extend its freshness. • Store apples separately from other fruits and vegetables. Apples emit ethylene gas, which can hasten the ripening of other produce. • If freezing apples, slice first and sprinkle with lemon juice to prevent browning. Store in an airtight freezer bag.
EXPIRES WITHIN
2 - 4
WEEKS
Health Info
Macros
25g
CARBS
0g
FAT
0g
PROTEIN
Allowed on these diets
VEGETARIAN
PALEO
WHOLE 30
MEDITERRANEAN
LOW CARB
VEGAN
LACTOSE FREE
GLUTEN FREE
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