Granny Smith apples are a crisp, tart apple that make a delicious snack or a tasteful addition to recipes. Because these green apples have a higher acid content than other apples, they take longer to go brown once you cut into them. Toss diced Granny Smith apples into salads or stir them into your oatmeal at breakfast. Caramelize chopped Granny Smith apples with a touch of butter and cinnamon to make a warm topping for frozen yogurt.
Granny Smith apples can help stabilize your blood sugar levels, which is particularly important if you have diabetes or are at risk of developing diabetes. Foods rich in soluble fiber delay absorption of sugar in your small intestine and may lower your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.
To keep fresh, store Granny Smith’s in the fridge.
Fancy trying an alternative to a traditional apple pie……give this a go:
Core and peel the apple before covering the whole outside in brown sugar, then take a sheet of puff pastry and cut into long strips about 1.5cm wide then wrap from the bottom of the apple up to the top. Place on a suitable baking tray, next pop in two squares of your favourite chocolate to the hollow core and fill the rest up with salted caramel sauce. Pop into an oven preheated to 180 degrees Celsius for 15 minutes. Then simply slice and enjoy!
A typical 100g portion of Granny Smith apples uncooked contains, 11.8g carbohydrate, 0.10 fat, 1.8g fibre, 0.4g protein and 53 calories.