I bought the biggest apple I have ever seen today. It was a Gee Whiz Fuji from Washington state that weighed in at 10 ounces. I thought it would disappoint in flavor, due to its Costco size and because it’s a good five months past the peak apple harvest.However, I was pleasantly surprised when I bit into it and it was crisp, juicy and sweet–a perfect Fuji.
I think our domestic apples are nutritionally unappreciated and they provide great value. From my calculations, the ginormous Fuji provided about 170 calories, 7 grams fiber and a hefty amount of potassium. But, it probably blew away many other fruits when it comes to antioxidants. The USDA antioxidant database shows that red apples are among some of the best sources of antioxidants among fresh fruit.
For me, the best part of eating apples is how filling they are. I ate about half this apple about 2:00 pm and it kept me from snacking until I started cooking dinner, or a good three hours. That’s the beauty of all fruit; you get a huge volume of food for a relatively small amount of calories.