The Ambrosia apple is not an ordinary apple. Named
after the mythical “Food of the Gods”, this stunning apple, born from a chance
seedling, is a delight for all the senses. When you first set eyes on the
Ambrosia apple, you will be drawn to its glossy, bi-colored good looks. It has
an attractive conical shape and smooth, flawless skin with a bright, almost
fluorescent pink blush over a creamy-yellow background. As you draw closer, you
will become aware of its distinct perfumed aroma. Then, as you bite into the
Ambrosia apple’s tender, juicy flesh with its fine crisp texture, the apple’s
honeyed flavor will saturate your taste buds, leaving you refreshed and
satisfied. Little wonder that this sweet, low-acid apple consistently rates at
the top in taste-tests and sensory panels, and is a hit with both children and
Ambrosia Apples are a good source of fiber and
vitamin C. Ambrosia Apples also contain polyphenols, which have numerous health
benefits. Ambrosia Apples aid weight loss in several ways. Ambrosia Apples are particularly
filling due to their high fiber content. Ambrosia Apples promote heart health
in several ways. Ambrosia Apples are high in soluble fiber, which helps lower
cholesterol. Ambrosia Apples also have polyphenols, which are linked to lower
blood pressure and stroke risk. Eating Ambrosia 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 Ambrosia Apples feeds good bacteria and may be
the reason they protect against obesity, heart disease, and type II diabetes.
The bi-colored Ambrosia apple is a “mid-season”
apple. This means that in the northern hemisphere Ambrosia apples ripen in late
September or early October depending on the region in which they are grown.
They require cool nights and warm sunny days to develop their almost luminous
appearance, but it is not their coloring that determines when they are picked.
Starch tests are conducted on the apples to ensure that they have reached the
peak of maturity. This scientific approach to harvesting ensures that all
Ambrosia apples are sweet and crunchy, and blemish free. Stored under
controlled atmospheric conditions, Ambrosia apples are available for six months
or more after harvest.