Gala apples are sweet, crisp and perfect for making applesauce or cider. Get everything you need to know about this apple variety now.
Originally from New Zealand, Gala apples are the most widely produced apple in the US.
A cross between Golden Delicious and Kidd’s Orange Red apples, Galas have a mild, sweet flavor and a yellow-orange skin that usually covered or striped with red.
While they’re typically harvested in the fall, you can typically find them in grocery stores year-round.
A medium-sized Gala apple provides approximately:
They’re also a good source of vitamin C, providing 20% of the daily value.
Other vitamins and minerals include potassium, vitamin A, calcium, and iron.
Look for apples with vibrant skin and that are free of bruises. When picked up, they should feel heavy for their size.
For storing, Gala apples can last for a few days on the counter at room temperature and up to a month in the crisper drawer of your fridge.
Just make sure not to stack them to avoid bruising!
Because they’re on the sweeter side, when cooking with Gala apples, it’s best to combine them with a more tart variety, like a Granny Smith apple.
While you can use them in pies or cobblers, they can have a slight grainy texture when baked.
This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.