Newtown Pippins apples are medium and variable in
shape, tending toward flat or oblong with ribbing. They have a green or yellow
skin, sometimes with a pink blush and lenticels. The dense and juicy flesh is
yellow to greenish-white. The flavor is excellent, balanced between sweet and
acidic, honeyed and refreshing with notes of pineapple. The flavor is best
after the apple has been stored for at least a month, rather than picked straight
from the tree. Newtown Pippins apples are available mid-fall through winter.
Pippin Apples are a good source of fiber and vitamin
C. Pippin Apples also contain polyphenols, which have numerous health benefits.
Pippin Apples aid weight loss in several ways. Pippin Apples are particularly
filling due to their high fiber content. Pippin Apples promote heart health in
several ways. Pippin Apples are high in soluble fiber, which helps lower
cholesterol. Pippin Apples also have polyphenols, which are linked to lower
blood pressure and stroke risk. Eating Pippin 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 Pippin Apples feeds good bacteria and may be the reason
they protect against obesity, heart disease, and type II diabetes.