Gala apples were developed in New Zealand in 1934 by apple breeder J.H. Kidd. The Gala is a cross between Golden Delicious and Kidd’s Orange Red and has grown in popularity to become one of the most extensively grown apples in the world.
They contain good quantities of fiber, vitamin C and beta-carotene which help to protect the body from any harmful radicals. Regular consumption of apples can help to improve heart health, enhance immunity and reduce risk of cancers and diabetes.
They taste delicious on their own and usually eaten raw. However, they taste great in pies, tarts as well as juices!
Barry’s tip: You can prevent browning of apples by putting the sliced apples into a bowl of cold water with a spoonful of lemon juice.