Gala apples are small and are usually red with a portion being greenish or yellow-green, vertically striped. Gala apples are fairly resistant to bruising and are sweet, grainy, with a mild flavor and a thinner skin than most apples.
They are renowned for being firm, crisp and sweet - a great eater!
When in season we always buy English apples and do have our own small orchard which produces a limited supply at the end of the summer.
Reasons to eat apples:
Apples are a great source of flavanoids and Vitamin C, helping your body to neutralise free radicals which can be the cause of developing various chronic diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular disease.
Recent research suggests that apples my have benefits for your neurological health protecting against oxidative stress-induced neurotoxicity. This may play an important role in preventing or delaying the onset of neurodegenerative disorders such as dementia and Alzheimer's.
Full of fibre, they help to make you feel full and slow down digestion helping you get the most from your food and maintaining good gut health.
Help to stabilise blood sugar levels, particularly important if you have diabetes. Their high fibre content slows down sugar absorption in the small intestine helping to keep sugar spikes low. They have even been shown to be protective against developing Type 2 Diabetes.