Apples, Anyone?

In Switzerland, the apple is the most-consumed fruit. Apples offer a wide range of health benefits—we all know the saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Additionally, they are extremely versatile to use, from raw to cooked, baked, juiced, and more. But do you know which apple is the best to use for eating, cooking, or baking? Can you distinguish between a Boskoop, Golden Delicious, and Gala apple? And beyond the common varieties found at Migros and Coop, many more varieties are available and often found at farm stands or pick-your-own farms.

Check out the article below for more information on the characteristics and uses of a wide range of apple varieties available in Switzerland. Apples are always a good temptation and reward us with plenty of benefits—even beyond good health. After all, Snow White would have never received the awakening kiss from her prince had she not given in to the temptation and bitten into that delicious apple! (The article was originally published in the September 2019 issue of Basel Life Magazine.)