Granny Smith apples originated in Australia when Maria Ann (Granny) Smith found a seedling growing by a creek on her property. This was the same place where she would toss French crab apples grown in Tasmania. The seedling bore light green coloured apples that Granny Smith propagated in 1868. She found the new apple to be great for both cooking and snacking.
Today, Granny Smith is one of the most well-known apple varieties around, known for its bright green color and tart flavour.
Apples are a good source of dietary fibre and vitamin C. Most of the apple’s fibre is contained in its skin, as is the majority of its quercetin, a potent antioxidant. Choosing organically grown apples means that you can avoid any pesticide residues or petroleum-based waxes in the skin.