Consider the versatility and variety of apples.
Along with blueberries, grapes, oranges, and other selections, apples are widely considered a “superfruit” because they’re so healthy. Apples are a staple of healthy fall foods. “Apples provide an array of health benefits and are highly versatile,” says Emily Hamm, a registered dietitian nutritionist with Northside Hospital in Atlanta. “Not only are they delicious raw, but can be enjoyed in a variety of ways, such as stewed, pureed, baked, in jams, in drinks or paired with certain meats and cheeses.
Another great thing about apples is that there are so many different varieties: Red Delicious, McIntosh, Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, and Golden Delicious are some of the more popular ones. U.S. growers produce more than 200 unique apple varieties, according to USApple, a trade organization that represents the nation’s 7,500 apple growers.