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How to distinguish between our delicious apples/We use only the best apples as our materials

Our tasty Apple Snacks come from delicous apples

A part of our daily life consisits of examining the quality of the raw materials with which our Apple Snacks are made. When all is said and done, the most important component of making delicious snacks is using an excellent raw material.

The Apples we Use to Create Tasty Apple Snacks

Jonagold Jonagold apples are a cross between Kougyoku and Golden Delicious apples. These apples were introduced by America in 1970 at Akita Prefecture`s Fruit Tree Research Station. These round, orange colored apples are harvested around mid to late October and range from a size of 250g to 350g. The sourness of the Jonagold is weaker than the Kougyoku apple but still keeps its tasty flavor. The production of this apple is increasing, gradually replacing the Kougyoku apple. The apple's scrumptious juice is easy to taste when you take the first bite.
We use the Jonagold in our red bag and box of Apple Snack products.
Ourin Ourin apples are a cross between Indo and Golden Delicious apples. They were cultivated in 1952 by a Japanese in the town of Dategunkouri, located in Fukushima Prefecture. The Ourin apple is very luscious, juicy and is sweeter than it is sour. It has a very pleasant scent and unique flavor.
We use the Ourin apple in our green bag and box of Apple Snack products.
Mutsu Mutsu apples are a cross between Golden delicious nad Indo apples. Cultivated by Aomori Prefecture`s Apple Research Station, the Mutsu apple was named a new type of apple in 1949. This apple is grown by covering an apple tree with a bag. By covering the tree, the color of the apple`s skin changes from pink to crimson. In reality, the apple is a pale yellow color and very juicy, without a sour taste. Because of these good qualities, the Mutsu apple is a suitable type of apple to manufacture.
We use the Mutus apple in our red bag and box of Apple Snack products.
Sanmutsu The Sun-mutsu apple was cultivated by Aomori Prefecture`s Apple Research Station in 1929. They are harvested in mid to late October and range from a size of 400g to 450g. This round apple is grown without being covered and is a green or yellowish-green color. The inside of the apple is slightly soft with a nice fragrance and bitter-sweet taste. The flavor of the San-mutsu apple is more meaningful than its appearance.
We use the San-mutsu apple in our green bag and box of Apple Snack products.
Fuji Fuji apples are a cross between Red Delicious and Virginia Ralls Genet apples. The size of the Fuji apple ranges from 300g to 400g and has a strong flavor with a crsipy texture. The Fuji apple has the highest production output in all of Japan and is a best-seller among the Japanese people. The name Fuji was derived from where it was first cultivated in Aomori Prefecture`s Fujisaki. It also borrows from the name of Japan`s famous Mount Fuji.
Toki The Toki apple ranges from 450g to 550g in size and the inside of the apple is slightly yellow, juicy, and has a bitter-sweet taste. This apple has a pleasent aroma and is very easy to eat. The Toki apple could possibly be a cross between the Ourin and Fuji apples. The inside of the apple is more sour than it is sweet and has a rich, juicy flavor. The Toki apple is unique in that its aroma is strong and bitter.
Wasefuji The Wase-fuji is given its name because, while grown on the same tree as the original Fuji, the branch on which it`s located causes it to grow faster than the other apples. The texture of the Wase-fuji apple is the same as the original Fuji, with the sweet and sour tastes balancing each other nicely.
Akane Akane apples are a cross between Kougyoku and Worcester Pearman apples. They are harvested in early to mid September and the size ranges from 200g to 250g. These average apples are slightly white on the inside and have a strong sour taste. If exposed to strong sunlight, the Akane apple becomes dense and a dark crimson color.
Santsugaru The San-tsugaru apple is a cross between the Golden Delcious and an unknown apple. This apple's size ranges from 250g to 300g and has a satisfying rich, juicy texture. This Tsugaru apple is not covered with a bag during its cultivation process. Instead, it is left out in the open where sunlight is strong and then is harvested starting in mid September. The San-tsugaru apple is a relatively fast-growing apple.
Kiou The Kiou apple is a cross between an Ourin and Hatsuaki apple. Because of its yellow color (the yellow king), it has become the image of Iwate prefecture`s originial apple. The size ranges from 300g to 400g and the inside of the apple is a white or yellowish-white color. This apple is very sweet, having only a weak sour taste. The Kiou is a delicious and juicy apple that everyone can enjoy.
Kougyoku The Kougyoku apple is harvested from early to mid October. This apple is a very crimson and tender fruit. It has a disitnct taste; it is rather sweet and only slightly sour. The apple`s freshness and lush taste makes it very tasty to eat. They are commonly used to make such things as apple pie.
MikiLife Produced in Amori Prefecture, Hirosaki city, Ishikawa, the MikiLife apple is a cross between the Tsugaru and Chiaki apples. It is harvested in late August. The size ranges from 240g to 280g and has a simple texture that is juicy, not too sweet but not too sour. This balance of flavors makes for a small, tasty apple.
Sansa The Sansa apple is a cross between a Gara and the Akane apple. This type of apple grows quickly and its harvest begins at the end of the Summer. The apple`s size ranges from 200g to 250g and has a juicy texture with a balanced sweet and sour taste.

This is how we distinguish between all of these delicious apples

The Apple`s Color
If the color of the apple is very prominent and clear, the flavor and sweetness is likely to be stronger. However, apples that are grown covered in a bag are likely to have a vivid appearance but a weak taste. Regardless of the color, if the apple is grown without using a ba, the taste tends to be more delicious.
Scent
The components of an apple`s aroma consists of 92% Alcohol, 2% Ester, 6& Carbonyl and a very small amount of acid. If the apple is very mature, it will emit a stronger and more unique aroma.
Size and Shape
Apples that are too big tend to have too much flavor and apples that are too small are usually not mature and lack sweetness. The shape does not have much of an affect on the taste.
Weight
Even if two apples are the same size, the heavier one is likely to be more mature.
Vine of apple
If the flesh of the apple is juicy, it means the apple is fresh. On the other hand, if the color of the flesh is faded, the apple is no longer fresh

The nutriton of the apple and its honeycore

Moisture
An apple is made up of approximately 85% to 86% of water.
Carbohydrate
An apple usually consists of 13% to 15% sugar. As an apple matures, the starch contained within the apple decomposes into sugar. An apple that has not yet matured still contains starch which affects its flavor.
Vitamin
Approximately 10mg of Vitamin C is contained in 100g`s of an apple. Most Vitamin C within an apple is concentrated near the surface. If an apple is covered during its cultivation, it cannot take in as much vitamin C. Therefore, if the apples`s color is more vivid, it probabaly has more vitamin C.
Honeycore
Sorbital (a kind of sugar) enters into the apple through openings. The sorbital spreads throughout the core of the apple, blocking those openings and preventing air from penetrating the inside of the apple. This is how the sugary core forms. These apples are very delicious but you are unable to keep them for a long time.

Reference
Incorpprated Foundation Published by Aomori Prefecture`s apple association “The taste of apple and the Health”and“Japan and other countries apples”