This article provides an overview of apples, what it tastes like, their availability, alternative names, and of course what other ingredients make apple substitutes.
What are Apples?
Apples are an edible fruit produced by the apple tree, although originating in central Asia, they are now cultivated worldwide and can be grown in many different countries and climates.
There are more than 7500 cultivars of apples, which have different tastes and uses. Apples are often eaten on their own or used in cooking and cider production.
Nowadays China is the highest producer of apples, accounting for nearly half the world’s total of 86 million tonnes.
What do Apples taste like?
As there are so many variations of apples, there are also so many different flavors, but generally speaking, apples are a little sweet and a little tarty. Some types of apples will taste mild, while others have intense and even sour flavors.
Are Apples readily available in Supermarkets?
Apples are one of the most popular fruits eaten worldwide and are therefore readily available in supermarkets and local markets.
They are often found in the fresh produce section, next to the other fruits.
What are some alternative names for Apples?
There are no alternative names for apples as they are produced by the apple tree.
What is a good substitute for Apples in recipes?
Luckily, there are a number of great substitutes for apples. These include gluten-free alternatives such as:
- For consistency and taste, pears and peaches are the best substitutes in recipes for apples. They can be used in compotes, pies, or as a poached fruit.
- In terms of nutrition, papayas provide the most similar content to apples.
- In cooking Applesauce and Pear Puree also work well