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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 the refrigerator.