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You Can Now Bite Into A Brand New Type Of Apple

(Start eating real food and never go on a pesky diet again with Rodale's Eat Clean, Lose Weight, And Love Every Bite, clean eating with zero deprivation.) This crispy and tangy apple just debuted after a whopping 20 years of development. Rave apples are a cross between Honeycrisp and MonArk apples (MonArk is an early-to-ripen variety from Arkansas) and were bred through cross-pollination by University of Minnesota researcher David Bedford, who also created the Honeycrisp variety. Keep in mind that creating a new variety naturally through crossbreeding is a long and painstaking process, with thousands of crosses evaluated regularly for taste, texture, and other qualities. Related: 25 Different Kinds Of Apples—And The Tasty Benefits Of Each The Rave apple is the earliest apple to harvest in Washington, coming off the tree in July—nearly two weeks before other apples in the region. Stemilt, a family-owned grower based in Wenatchee, Washington, exclusively sells it to grocers. Eat the Rave apple with this delicious whiskey caramel sauce recipe: The nutrition Each Rave apple has about 95 calories and has 14% your daily dose of vitamin C. And like other varieties, Rave apples are a great source of fiber, which can lower cholesterol and blood sugar levels, according to the Mayo Clinic. Related: Here's Exactly What I Ate To Cure My Type 2 Diabetes & High Cholesterol Where to find them In 2017, only about 11,000 cartons of Rave apples will be sent across the United States to supermarkets, so it’s worth snagging a bag if you happen to see them. Every year from here on out, the distribution of the apples will increase as the crop grows. The...

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