Enterprise apples look similar to McIntosh, with a
glossy red-maroon color and round shape, though they can sometimes be lopsided.
The skin is very thick and tough and the yellow flesh is fine grained and firm.
The flavor is mildly tart and richly spicy. While it is tasty right off the
tree, the flavor improves after a month or two of storage. The taste has been
compared to Fuji apples.
Enterprise Apples are a good source of fiber and
vitamin C. Enterprise Apples also contain polyphenols, which have numerous
health benefits. Enterprise Apples aid weight loss in several ways. Enterprise Apples
are particularly filling due to their high fiber content. Enterprise Apples promote
heart health in several ways. Enterprise Apples are high in soluble fiber,
which helps lower cholesterol. Enterprise Apples also have polyphenols, which
are linked to lower blood pressure and stroke risk. Eating Enterprise Apples
are linked to a lower risk of type II diabetes. This is possibly due to their
polyphenol antioxidant content. The type of fiber in Enterprise Apples feeds
good bacteria and may be the reason they protect against obesity, heart
disease, and type II diabetes.
Enterprise apples are available in the fall through
winter. As a versatile apple, Enterprise can be eaten fresh out of hand or dried,
but are particularly recommended as a cooking and baking variety. Make
applesauce with Enterprises, or bake into pies and cakes flavored with cinnamon
and cardamom. Enterprises are good storage apples, keeping up to six months in