The Apple Pink Cripps or Pink Lady It is known for being an Australian variety that was made in the 70's by John Cripps.
This fruit is marketed under the registered trademark "Pink Lady" in approximately 70 countries, under a system of Club named International Pink Lady Alliance or the Pink Lady Club, which is in charge of establishing the areas in which said variety is grown, the quality standard, the number of apples to be produced and their distributors, among other aspects, in order to achieve quality assurance capable of being perceived both in its qualities and in the cost of the fruit.
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It is an apple that it is characterized by having a peculiar two-color tone, between pale green and reddish pastel pink, as a result of the fusion of the colors of the Williams and Golden varieties, in addition, it can be easily identified thanks to the heart-shaped sticker that it owns, where it is indicated "Pink Lady".
It undoubtedly consists of a perfect apple to consume both naturally, as in salads, and is also used to prepare cakes, jams and with garnishes and meats.
At first glance, the Pink Lady apple stands out for its distinctive two-color tone, it is a variety that is produced and marketed under the “club” formula and has a fine skin. The homogeneous form of the Pink Lady apple is between oval and cylindrical, with a size that varies between medium and large.
It has a cream-colored pulp, which stands out for being really aromatic and have a crunchy and juicy texture. It is a really delicious apple.
Throughout its development, it is common for several leaves to be removed from trees, in order to allow the fruit to receive sufficient light. Have a high sugar content, so it offers a fruity flavor.
It also has a subtly acid flavor, as it perfectly combines the characteristic sweetness of the Golden variety with the acidity of the Williams.
This apple sprouts from the apple tree, which is part of the family known as the Rosaceae, and is part of the genus Pyrus. And despite being of Australian origin, It is usually grown in various areas of Spain, Italy and France.
As we have mentioned previously, it is a variety that had its origin thanks to the combination of two other varieties; the Lady Williams and the Golden Delicious.
The collection of the Pink Lady apple usually takes place at the beginning of November and throughout the winter.
Nutritional properties of the Pink Lady apple
The content of the Pink Lady apple has around 4% minerals and vitamins, along with approximately 80% water. In addition, it has extraordinary antioxidant, which favor the proper condition of the skin while preventing premature aging.
It is possible to find it practically all year round in the markets, which is due to the fact that its cultivation is quite widespread around various countries such as: the United States, South Africa, southern Europe, etc., since to achieve its distinctive coloration, it requires warm climates and a strong autumn.
Vitamins and proteins present in Malus domestica 'Cripps Pink'
Pink Lady apples are characterized by being a great source of vitamin C, and is that a Pink Lady of 100 grams is capable of providing about 1/4% of the daily intake of vitamin C that the body needs.
Practically, 50% of its vitamin C content is just below the peel, so it is necessary to consume this whole fruit. In the same way, this variety of apple contributes a certain percentage of boron, iron, pectin and vitamin A and it does not have a protein intake.