The 5 Best Apples For Juicing. All You Need To Know

Apples are among the most popular fruits of all time, but do you know how many varieties are there all over the world? Hold on to your seat because, believe it or not, apple has more or less 7500 different species. Wow! Imagine if you were to eat one kind of apple each day, it would take you at least two decades to taste all of them. Some are great for baking and cooking, while others are best eaten raw. This leads me to the question: what are the best apples for juicing? Well, it is time to find out!

I did some research and out of all the popular ones in the market, here are the 5 best apples for juicing.

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#1 Red Delicious Apple

Red delicious apples are the most famous and widely grown species of apple in America. It is distinct with its bright red skin with white snowy dots all over. According to studies, it has the most amount of antioxidants amongst its kind.

For those of you who do not know, antioxidants fight free radicals that are damaging our cells and making us age faster.

If you want to stay looking young and beautiful, then you should definitely give this fruit a try.

Recipe : Apple-Strawberry Juice with Chia Seeds

Both strawberry and apple are rich in vitamins C and E. The said vitamins are great for making your skin look soft, smooth, and glowing. Chia seed, on the other hand, is a great source of protein and fiber.

What You’ll Need:

  • 1-2 Tbsp.
  • Chia seeds.
  • 2 medium Red Delicious Apples.
  • 2 cups strawberries.

What To Do:

  • Wash the apples and strawberries well, then pat them dry.
  • Remove the green leafy top of the strawberries.
  • Slice, peel, and remove the core of the red delicious apples.
  • Toss the fruits alternately into your favorite juicer.
  • You may serve it as it is or with ice.

Via Foodnetwork.com

#2 Granny Smith Apple

Are you not wondering how Granny Smith apple got its name? Apparently, Granny Smith originated in Australia and was believed to be first cultivated by Maria Ann Smith and her husband, Thomas. The couple had a lot of children and grandchildren, and by the time she was acknowledged for her contribution to agriculture and cultivation, she was already in her 70’s. That’s why they called her apples Granny Smith.

When it comes to taste, Granny Smith has a balanced mix of sweetness and tartness, which makes it is super delicious and juicy.

Here’s a juice recipe you should try using Granny Smith apples.

Recipe: Homemade Granny Smith Apple Juice

This juice is not just refreshing, but it’s also a great source of vitamin C. Vitamin C boosts the immune system and makes the skin soft and smooth.

What You’ll Need

  • 4-5 lbs. Granny Smith Apples.
  • 1/3 – ½ cup sugar or honey.
  • Water.

What To Do

  • Wash the apples well.
  • Remove the core of each apple.
  • ​Then, put the apples in a deep pot.
  • ​Pour in enough water to cover all of the apples.
  • Add the sugar or honey.
  • ​Bring it to the boil, then lower the heat. Let it simmer for half an hour. Turn off the heat and let it cool down to room temperature.
  • ​Strain the apple juice using a tight sieve or metal strainer. Keep straining until there are no more solid particles.
  • You can store this in the fridge for a maximum of 3 days.

#3 Fuji Apple

From the name itself, I am pretty sure you can guess where this particular apple originated. Yes, it was first cultivated in Japan but it is still a hybrid of American apples – Ralls Janet and Red Delicious.

Fuji’s skin is said to be comparable to Pink Lady’s. It has a beautiful gradient of red and green. Although it is very sweet and juicy, it still has some texture and crunch to it. This is probably why a lot of people love it.

Check out this juice recipe using Fuji apples.

Recipe: The Ultimate Green Juice

I call this the ultimate green juice because it has most, if not all, the nutrients our body needs. Kale is a great source of fiber and magnesium. Lemon, on the other hand, is rich in vitamins A, B-complex, C, and E, while Fuji and cucumbers are filled with antioxidants.

Via Thecultureist.com

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 Fuji apple.
  • 1 whole head of romaine lettuce.
  • 3-4 kale leaves.
  • 1 cup spinach.
  • 2-3 celery stalks.
  • 1 medium-sized English cucumber.
  • ½ peeled lemon Parsley.

What To Do:

  • Wash all the fruits and vegetables well, then pat them dry.
  • Remove the core of the apple, then slice it into 4
  • Toss in the ingredients piece by piece and alternately into the juicer.

Kale and spinach’s bitterness can be overpowering sometimes, so if you want, you can just stir in a little bit of honey after juicing.

#4 Gala Apples

Gala apples are the second most popular type of apple next to Red Delicious. It has a red-orangey skin with white vertical stripes in it. Since it is very sweet and has a great aroma, it is usually best used as an apple sauce or apple juice.

Speaking of which, here’s a great juicing recipe using gala apples.

Recipe: Minty Spring Juice

Gala, cucumber, and ginger all have antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties.

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 large English cucumber.
  • 1-2 Gala Apples
  • 1/3 – ½ inches ginger, peeled.
  • A handful of mint leaves.

What To Do:

  • Carefully wash the fruit and vegetables, then pat them dry.
  • Slice the apples and cucumbers. Cut the ginger in half.
  • Toss in the ingredients alternately into the juicer.
  • You may opt to serve this with ice or as is.

#5 Pink Lady

Pink Lady is another apple species that originated in Australia. Well, actually, Pink Lady is a brand of apple growers and sellers in Australia. The original name of the said apple variety was Cripps Pink. It has a very sweet, juicy flavor but a crunchy texture.

Try this Pink Lady juice.

Recipe: Tropical Apple Juice

I love making this juice at night. I will let it cool in the fridge overnight, then drink it in the morning. This is a healthier alternative for coffee.

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 Pink Lady Apple.
  • 2-3 large carrots.
  • 1 large golden beet.
  • 2 inches ginger, peeled.
  • 1 orange.

What To Do:

  • Wash all the ingredients well. Drain and pat them dry.
  • Chop the apple, carrots, golden beet, and orange.
  • Toss the slices one by one and alternately into the juicer.
  • Serve with ice.

You may also opt to keep it in the fridge but only for a maximum of 2 days. Also, make sure to store it in an air tight jar.

Now that we know the best apples for juicing, let me give you some general juicing tips and tricks based on my personal experience.

PRO TIPS:

#TIP 1:

If you have noticed, in every recipe, the first step is always to wash your fruits and vegetables well. For me, this is a crucial step in juicing. You want your juice to be pure and clean, but you don’t know how those fruits and vegetables are transported so it is best to wash it well.

​#TIP 2:

If you are a beginner in juicing, do not be afraid to mix and match the fruits and vegetables. You can never go wrong with it.

#TIP 3:

I always find it best to cut the ingredients in chunks so that the juicer won’t have a hard time pressing it.

#TIP 4:

When in doubt, I always use the 80-20 ratio. This means 80% vegetables and 20% fruits.

#TIP 5:

If you want to store your juice, make sure that it is in an air tight jar because it can easily get spoiled or contaminated. Put it in a cool, dark place. Also, you can only store freshly-pressed juice for a maximum of 3 days.

#TIP 6:

Do not just throw the pulp away. You can either rejoice it or use it as a compost.

One last thing that I want to point out, a lot of readers and friends ask me why I love juicing, when in fact, I can just eat salads and raw fruit, or buy bottled juice. Freshly-pressed juice is jam-packed with vitamins and minerals, unlike the manufactured ones that are just full of sugar and fat. Also, it is easier for the body to absorb the nutrients this way.

I hope you enjoyed learning about the different kinds of apples that are best for juicing and that you find all the recipes and tips helpful.

“An apple a day, keeps the doctor away” is too cliché, so let me just quote Eliza Daniel, “When life hands you lemons, make apple juice, then sit back and watch as the world wonders how you did it.

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