Round and medium in size the thick skin of the McIntosh apple is vivid red brushed with bright green accents. The flavor will vary through the season, with the later season apples taking on a slightly sweeter taste than those picked earlier. When first picked the flavor is a strong sweet-tart taste with nuances of spice, this flavor will mellow slightly in cold storage.
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McIntosh apples 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 can aid in lowering bad cholesterol levels and trace amounts of boron, which has the ability to help build strong bones.
Store apples at a constant temperature - refrigerator temperature is good. Apples can be stored in a perforated plastic bag or in the fruit drawer of the refrigerator, where they will keep for a few weeks. Only wash apples when you are ready to eat it!