Goldensun Opal 5-27-1545580

Courtesy of Opal Apples

We “eat” with our eyes, seeking foods that have visual appeal. The Opal apple, a varietal grown in an orchard in Southeastern Washington from a cross between Golden Delicious and Topaz, has a distinctively bright sunny-yellow hue, and a surprise on the inside. Once sliced, this apple won’t turn a ruddy brown from oxidation. This discoloration is a natural, enzymatic occurrence in apples and is typically mitigated with a little lemon juice, but for anyone with a food-fussy kiddo, the Opal apple is a snack salvation. The apple’s flavor is sweet, with a crisp, crunchy texture, ideal for eating as-is and staying bright and fresh in salads. Opal apples are non-GMO Project verified, available November through June, in stores including Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Safeway, and Costco.

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