The News of The Blake School Since 1916

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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

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Comparing Red Vs. Green Apples

Opinions on apple colors differ

A sweet snack as one returns home from school- the surplus of juice within the crunchy skin salivates the senses, leaving behind the stresses of the day. Not only mouthwatering, these versatile fruits can be transformed into multitudes of sweet treats; from pies to tarts, apples have the ability to be delicious alone or when supporting another treat. However, not all apples are created equal. Green apples have a bad reputation, as red is often chosen over them. Ava Broll ‘25 expresses her love for red apples, “they’re crunchy and they’re sweet and they hit the right spot.” Broll further specifies that “Honeycrisp” is her favorite. Regarding green apples, Broll says she “never eats green apples.” Anya Agrawal ‘25 furthers Broll’s choice, as she feels that “Red apples are way better, but I’ll eat a green apple if I have to.” Even further, when Agrawal was posed with the option of eating a green apple, she responded with “not willingly, no,” explaining that she “ wouldn’t hate eating it but [she] just [does] not gravitate towards [green apples].” Agrawal divulges that the rest of her family also dislikes green apples compared to red apples, “We just used to have an oversupply of them because not everyone would eat the red not green.” Such disparities in apple preferences invoke the question: why are green apples avoided? 

 

Agrawal explains her aversion to green apples, as “they are not as sweet as red apples.” However, green apples have a much greater ability to be used in treats; as they have a denser structure, which allows for higher heat to be used when baked. The density of green apples is not its only strength; the sour flavor allows for a differentiation of taste when eating a sweet treat. If red apples are used, the treat becomes overly sweet. Green apples; however, allow for a balance of flavors. Agrawal showed extreme enthusiasm when asked about apple pie, saying “I will eat a green apple pie” despite her previous aversion to plain green apples.

 

Both red and green apples have equal strengths, as red apples are preferred in plain and green apples are preferred in baked goods; however, green apples tend to suffer a passionate villainization and are often since they are not intended to be eaten plain. All apples should be acknowledged for their delicious contributions to society.

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