Gala apples offer a mildly sweet flavor and flora aroma. They’re great for snacking on as they are low in calories, have a high in water content and offer a fair amount of vitamins A, C and B.
One of the most widely grown apple varieties in the world, and a mainstay of the supermarket apple selection – not least because it is available year round from northern and southern hemisphere suppliers. One of the unique features of Gala is that it can be grown with good quality results in both temperate and warm apple-growing regions, and it is generally regarded as a low-chill variety (i.e. it can be grown in regions which experience less than 800 hours of cool winter temperatures a year).
Galas should be stored as cold as possible. Keep them in the bottom drawer of the refrigerator. A perforated plastic bag works best, as it allows some of the moisture to escape while keeping the apples crisp.
They are perfect for use in fruit, green and chopped salads. Add diced gala to fruit salsas and chutneys. Slice and add to burgers, paninis and crostinis.