What are Royal Gala apples good for?

A crisp, sweet apple with a mild flavor, Galas have yellow-orange skin with red striping. They’re among the best apples for applesauce, salads, eating out-of-hand, and pressing into cider.

Is there a difference between Gala and Royal Gala apples?

Royal Gala apple is a sport (mutation) of Gala apple that was selected for its darker red skin color. Like all strains of Gala, the skin is slightly striped. Gala originated in New Zealand in the early 20th century from a cross of ‘Golden Delicious’ x ‘Kidd’s Orange’ developed by J.H. Kidd.

What are Gala apples good for health?

A large Gala apple contains about 10 mg of vitamin C, a nutrient that supports your immune system and produces collagen for healthy skin and wound healing. Vitamin C also has antioxidant properties, which means that it fights free radical damage that can lead to health conditions that include cancer and heart disease.

Can I cook with Royal Gala apples?

Gala. With a crisp bite and a mellow sweetness, the Gala complements any recipe—you can even get away with using less sugar because of its natural sweetness. The crispness helps it retain its shape throughout baking so it doesn’t get mealy.

Can you use royal gala for apple pie?

As with Golden Delicious apples, bakers sometimes reduce the sugar in their recipes due to this variety’s extra-sweet flavor. However, Galas have a crisper texture compared to Golden Delicious apples that result in a firmer pie filling.

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Are Royal Gala apples good for you?

Gala apples offer many health-promoting antioxidants throughout their ripening stages. Small human and animal studies suggest they may protect heart health.