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Apple - Glossary Term

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A round or oval shaped fruit that is harvested from lower growing trees found in most of the temperate regions of the world. The fruit has a thin skin that may range in color from shades of green, yellow, and red or any combination of these. The flesh is generally off-white or cream colored and is very juicy. The generally sweet flavor may be slightly sour, tart, or even a bit bland depending on the variety. Among the many varieties some of the common apples are the Braeburn, Cortland, Fuji, Gala, Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Jonathan, Jonagold, McIntosh, and Pacific or Southern Rose. Apples can be eaten plain or they can be included in a variety of salads, meat dishes, and desserts. As a dried fruit, apples can be added to a variety of baked goods or in a raw form, they can be used to produce juice, vinegar, cider, and alcoholic beverages, such as hard cider and apple brandy.