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Exotic Fruit Market’s Braeburn apples are a cross
between a Granny Smith and Lady Hamilton. The fruit has a red vertical streaky
exterior, with a yellow-green to creamy yellow flesh. They have a very crisp
texture but deliver a juicy sweet and tangy flavor. Apples have many health
benefits, providing a good source of dietary fiber and vitamin C with no
saturated fat, cholesterol, or sodium.
Braeburn Apples are a good source of fiber and
vitamin C. Braeburn Apples also contain polyphenols, which have numerous health
benefits. Braeburn Apples aid weight loss in several ways. Braeburn Apples are particularly
filling due to their high fiber content. Braeburn Apples promote heart health
in several ways. Braeburn Apples are high in soluble fiber, which helps lower
cholesterol. Braeburn Apples also have polyphenols, which are linked to lower
blood pressure and stroke risk. Eating Braeburn Apples are linked to a lower
risk of type 2 diabetes. This is possibly due to their polyphenol antioxidant
content. The type of fiber in Braeburn Apples feeds good bacteria and may be
the reason they protect against obesity, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes.
Exotic Fruit Market’s Braeburn Apple originated in
New Zealand in the 1950s and was named after Braeburn Orchards where it was
first grown. It has now spread to all the major apple producing areas of the
world. Today, in the largest apple-producing state in the USA, Washington,
where Red Delicious and Golden Delicious have always held sway, the Braeburn is
now in the top 5 varieties produced. It serves as one of the most important
commercial apple varieties not only in the United States but also much of the
world. The Braeburn is one of the modernly large-scale produced apples where
the flavor is genuinely equal to that of the classic apple varieties. The
Braeburn is absolutely wonderful. Its crisp without being hard, has vibrantly
complex apple flavors, and is delightfully juicy. These apples are delicious
for eating out of hand, and also are great for baking with.
Exotic Fruit Market’s Braeburn is a Dessert apple
with a capital D. It’s the perfect balance of sweetness, never overly sugary
and the flavors are complex and exciting, and to top it off, it has a
refreshing crisp flesh. Braeburn is at its best when it’s cooled a little below
The sweet-tart flavor of the Exotic Fruit Market’s Braeburn
apple mellows just slightly when cooked and will compliment both sweet and
savory preparations. Roast along with root vegetables or sauté and serve atop
pork. They can be slow cooked and pureed to make sauces, jams, and preserves.
Braeburn apples hold their shape well when cooked as well. Bake into pies,
crisps, cakes, or hollow and stuff to make baked apples. Chopped Braeburn apple
will add sweetness and texture to bread, pancakes, and muffins. Braeburn apples
are slow to brown when cut making them perfect for use in raw preparations.
When raw their flavor and crisp texture is best when served slightly chilled.
Slice and add to salads and sandwiches or serve on a cheese board.