Gala apples are firm and crisp, perfect for eating raw or baking. Like the Braeburn, this sweet and snappy apple was first discovered in New Zealand. Apples are low in dietary fat, and a good source of fiber and vitamin C.
When storing apples, look for a cool, dark spot. For maximum flavor and storage time, keep these apples in the refrigerator. Keep apples away from potatoes which release a harmless gas that shortens the life of an apple.
Gala apples are excellent eaten fresh on their own, in salads and sauces, and pies. In addition, they hold up well when baking or frozen.