Sweet delicious apple juice, crisp, refreshing, great in the morning or on a hot summer’s day.
Even better when you’ve made it yourself.
Or if you’re using apples alongside other fruits and vegetables to make delicious juice you’re going to be on to a winner as long as you get the right apples.
But which apples are the best apples for juicing? I’ll tell you, in a nutshell, I like gala apples the best for juicing, read on to find out why and learn more about juicing apples.
Which Are Better Green Or Red Apples?
That’s the main difference between apples, some are red and some are green, and you’ll be able to tell a green from a red apple but probably not one red apple from the next.
But are there any health differences?
In general, the nutrition from each is slightly different, green apples tend to have less sugar, meanwhile, red apples tend to have more antioxidants.
BUT, the differences are tiny, so small I don’t think they’ll actually make a difference, as long as you’re juicing the apples from a health point of view it doesn’t matter which color you go for.
The taste, however, is different, this does vary through different types of apple but in general red apples are a lot sweeter while green apples are more tart and sometimes more sour. So it’s personal preference, I love sweet things so love red apples but I have friends who only ever juice granny smiths because they don’t like the sweetness at all.
The takeaway – red apples for sweetness, green apples for tartness and either for being healthy.
The 3 Best Apples For Juicing
Let’s take a quick rundown of the 3 best apples for juicing, I don’t want to overcomplicate by going through all the 10 different apple varieties so here’s the low down.
Gala apples are an easy top choice, they’re sweet, they’re tasty, and they’re cheap. Plus they are super common so you can buy them pretty much anywhere in the United States at a great price.
They’re nice and juicy and usually a good size as well so you don’t have to buy extra to get enough in your juice. The perfect choice of red apple.
Granny Smith Apple
If you’re after green apples then you’ll want a granny smith, not very sweet, tart and perfect in a green juice. Very juicy and also quite large so one apple goes a long way inside your juice.
And again nice and common so they tend not to be too expensive which is ideal for juicing.
Finally, just whatever variety of apple you’ve got to hand. If there’s a certain type of apple on sale then stock up, likewise, if you’ve got an apple tree then you can pick them yourself and get them juiced!
They’re not expensive so try out a few different varieties yourself and find out which one you like the best.
And for more on making apple juice check out my guide here.
Can You Juice Apple Seeds
You can but I don’t and here’s why.
Apple seeds get broken down into a chemical called amygdalin which inside your stomach actually gets turned into cyanide! And while your body can detoxify small amounts of it without harm and you need to eat a lot of apple seeds to experience any problems I just choose to avoid it completely.
You can get an apple corer cheap on Amazon and it only takes a few seconds to remove the core. Plus the seeds and stalk can add some bitterness to your juice so I rather just get rid of it completely.
Benefits Of Juicing Apples
I just want to finish off this article with some of the health benefits you can get from apple juice that you might not know about so you can get really excited about juicing apples!
Great For Your Heart
Apples are a source of flavonoids which is a plant molecule that’ been shown to decrease your risk of dying from heart disease. Plus a different study showed that apples can help lower your cholesterol which is, of course, good for your heart keeping you healthy and strong.
Good For Your Immune System
Apples are a great source of vitamin C which I’m sure you know is great for your immune system. You know what they say, an apple a day can keep the doctor away! Ideal for fighting off the many sick bugs that constantly seem to be going around.
Improve Your Memory and Prevent Alzheimer’s
Apple juice was tested on mice and shown to reduce a protein which causes “senile plaque” which is something commonly found in Alzheimer’s patients. Plus it helps improve your memory and brain power because of a compound called fisetin which helps your brain function.
So it can improve your brain function just now while also ensuring that you keep it for a long time to come.
If you want to know more about the benefits of apple juice then you want to read my article on it.