Crab Apples

Two varieties of crab apples are available from California, New York and British Columbia from August through December. Crabapple trees are popular trees closely related to apples, but with smaller edible fruit. In the Middle Ages crab apple juice was used much like vinegar is used today.
How to Select Crab Apples
Choose firm, shiny, smooth-skinned apples with intact stems that are free from bruises or blemishes. Apples should smell fresh, not musty.
How to Store Crab Apples
Refrigerate apples in plastic bag away from strong-odored foods.
Nutrition Benefits of Crab Apples
Fat free, saturated fat free, cholesterol free, sodium free and a good source of vitamin C.

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