Apples

▲The apple is one of the most common fruits

The apple is one of the most common fruits and is characterized by its crisp texture and well-balanced acidity and sweetness. In addition to sugariness and organic acid, the flesh of apple contains tannin, potassium, and pectin. They help to lower blood pressure and calm intestinal disorders. In order to offset a high-salt diet, we suggest that you eat a fresh apple or drink fresh apple juice. Grated and squeezed apple helps to treat diarrhea, it works especially effectively for children’s diarrhea. We usually peel apples before eating, but they can also be eaten with their peel for relieving constipation. In addition to eating fresh apples or drinking fresh apple juice, there are various ways to enjoy apples such as apple pie, jam, baked apples, and more. Varieties of apples grown in Oe Town are Fuji, Shinano Sweet, Syuyo, and First Lady.

Features of each variety and harvesting time

Fuji
This variety boasts the highest production volume in Japan. The size is relatively large and it weighs over 300 g. It is characterized by lower acidity and sweetness. The flesh contains a lot of fruit juice. The ones with a sweetish glassy interior are especially popular. The shipping time starts in late October.

Shinano Sweet
This variety is characterized by its fine flavor, high sugar content, slight acidity, and sweet bouquet. It weighs around 300 g to 400 g. You can see faint vertical stripes on the skin. The best time to eat starts in early October.
Shuyo
Shuyo is a new variety originated in Yamagata (registered in 2007). The flesh is firm and it is characterized by its crisp texture, bright red skin with vertical stripes, high sugar content, high acidity, and rich flavor. It weighs around 350 g. The harvesting time starts in late September.
First Lady
First Lady is a new variety originated in Yamagata. The flesh is firm and it is characterized by its crisp texture, bright red skin with vertical stripes, high sugar content, high acidity, and rich flavor. The harvesting time starts in late August.
Best Recipes In addition to eating a fresh apple, you can enjoy apple pie, cake, juice, jam, etc.

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