Inventory, 88 ct : 1.46
This item was last sold on : 08/26/14
Grown in both the southern and northern hemisphere, Gala Apples are available year round.
A cross between Golden Delicious and Kidd’s Orange Red, the Gala apple is currently one of the most extensively grown apples in the world. It has an impressive lineage, being related as well to both the Delicious and Cox Orange Pippin varieties. It is also parent to several varieties such as the Jazz, Royal Gala and Pacific Rose.
Gala apples are covered in a thin yellow to orange skin, highlighted with pink to red stripes that vary in hue dependent upon the apples maturity. Their dense flesh is creamy yellow and crisp, offering a mildly sweet flavor and flora aroma. Gala’s that are allowed to reach the peak of their sweetness on the tree will have a deeper red hue and a slightly sweeter flavor.
Gala apples are a great snacking fruit as they are low in calories, high in water content and offer a fair amount of vitamins A, C and B. They also contain a dietary fiber known as pectin, which has been shown to lower cholesterol levels and help prevent heart attacks. They also contain trace amounts of boron, which has been touted for its ability to help build strong bones.
The delicate flavor and texture of the Gala apple shines in fresh preparations. They are perfect for use in fruit, green and chopped salads. Add diced gala to fruit salsas and chutneys. Slice and add to burgers, paninis and crostinis. Their sweet flavor becomes milder when cooked making them perfect in baked preparations when paired with stronger flavored apples such a Granny Smith, Arkansas Black, Pippin and Mutsu. The flavor of pears, winter squash, onions, pecans, turkey, curry, brie, cheddar and Swiss cheese complement Gala apples.
Gala apples were developed in New Zealand in 1934 by apple breeder J.H. Kidd. Commercial distribution began in both Europe and the United States in the 1980’s. Gala apples grow well in both warm and cold climates and as result can be found growing in apple growing regions across the globe.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Offshore Sports Grill||San Diego CA||619-276-2253|
|JR Produce||San Diego CA||858-270-3857|
|La Costa Resort & Spa||Carlsbad CA||760-930-7063|
|Fleming's Steakhouse Downtown||San Diego CA||619-237-1155|
|Curiosity Catering||San Diego CA||619-241-6824|
|UCSD Food & Nutrition Department Hillcrest||San Diego CA||619-543-2764|
|Uptown Tavern||San Diego CA||619-847-4688|
|Union Tribune||San Diego CA||619-299-3131|
|Davanti Enoteca El Camino Real||San Diego CA||858-519-5060|
|Marriott Coronado||Coronado CA||619-435-3000 x6335|
|Cafe 21 Downtown Bar||San Diego CA||619-795-0721|
|Vertex||San Diego CA||858-404-6612|
|Belmont Park Entertainment||San Diego CA||858-228-9283|
|Juice||San Diego CA||646-250-8505|
|Lil Piggy's||Coronado CA||619-522-6890|
|The Market by Buon Appetito||San Diego CA||619-237-1335|
|Stevie's Catering||San Diego CA||619-995-8343|
|Craft and Commerce Bar||San Diego CA||619269-0288|
|Bertrand at Mr A's||San Diego CA||619-239-1377|
|Cafe 222||San Diego CA||619-236-9902|
|Panama 66||San Diego CA||619-702-6373|
|Hotel La Jolla & Cusp Bar||La Jolla CA||858-459-0261|
|Cafe 21 Adams||San Diego CA||619-640-2121|
|Friends of Specialty Produce||San Diego CA||619-295-3173|
|Finch's Wine Bar & Bistro||La Jolla CA||858-456-4056|
|Ki's Kitchen Commissary||Carlsbad CA||760-438-8606|
|Vista Valley||Vista CA||760-758-2800|
|Harney Sushi Oceanside||Oceanside CA||760-967-1820|
|Golden Door||San Marcos CA||760-761-4142|
|Brasserie||San Diego CA||858-450-9576|
|Cafe 21 Downtown||San Diego CA||619-795-0721|
|Art Institute of San Diego||San Diego CA||858-598-1200|
|Union Kitchen & Tap||Encinitas CA||760-230-2337|
|West Coast Tavern||San Diego CA||619-295-1688|
|Vi At La Jolla Village||San Diego CA||858-646-7700|
Recipes that include Gala Apples. One is easiest, three is harder.
|A Thought for Food||Purple Carrot & Apple Soup|
|Panini Happy||Roasted Apples, Brie & Pecan Panini|
|Susan Can Cook||Citrus, Apple and Tea Jam|
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