I have a slight obsession with apples.. :)
Every morning I have an apple for breakfast. It has been a long time this habit planted to my habit.

Fuji Apples via Flickr Creative Commons

There are various kinds of apples at the grocery stores but for me Fuji is surely one of the more attractive modern apple varieties. I usually buy organic fuji apples at my local Costco store and you might pay about $8 per a pack. (12 apples in one pack) It is pretty good price compared to Central Market or Whole Foods Market if you care about ‘organic.’

Fuji’s main characteristic is the lovely pink speckled flush over a yellow-green background. It is also crisp and juicy, with dull white flesh which snaps cleanly. The flavour is predominantly sweet, very refreshing, but not particularly outstanding.

Fuji is originally from Japan and is named after the famous Mt. Fuji. It was developed in Japan in the late 1930′s and brought to market in 1962 . It is a cross between the two American apple varieties, the Red Delicious and old Virginia Ralls Genet apples.

Fuji apples also have a very long shelf life compared to other apples, even without refrigeration . With refrigeration, Fuji apples can last up to 5-6 months.

apple-crisps

Fresh fruit is not always available to eat. Whether you are at work, in the car, or traveling, you need to find a new alternative to get their daily fruits. In that situation I usually get Brothers-All-Natural Fruit Crisps are the 100% freeze-dried fruit snack. You might realize that it is made of fuji apple!

You can get it at Austin Whole Foods Market or online (Amazon, Vitacost, and Linda’s Diet Delites) but I usually grab it at my local Costco store.

This snack is easy to handle and pack, and it’s non-perishable and portable, dried fruit is not a substitute for the one to three cups of fresh fruit recommended every day. Fresh fruits are naturally rich in fiber, potassium, folate and vitamins C and A.

* Here is the video clip that I interviewed a dietitian, Ms. Shih who talks about an apple.

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