Apple Granny Smith 1kg Certified Organic and sourced locally where possible. Granny Smith Apples are loved for their flavour which is tart and acidic. The fruit is hard, with a light green skin and crisp, juicy flesh. It remains firm when baked, making it a very popular cooking apple used in pies, where it is often sweetened. If you are into your health facts, Granny Smith is one of several apple cultivars that are high in antioxidant activity, and they have the highest concentration of phenols amongst the apple breeds. Granny Smiths (among other apples) are seen as a particularly efficient source of antioxidants, particularly the flavonoids cyanidin and epicatechin, especially if eaten with the skin intact. Granny Smiths are also naturally low in calories and high in dietary fibre and potassium, making them commonly recommended as a component of healthy and weight-loss diets Did you know that the Granny Smith Cultivar originated in Eastwood, New South Wales, Australia (now a suburb of Sydney) in 1868. Its discoverer, Maria Ann Smith, had emigrated to the district from Beckley, East Sussex in 1839 with her husband Thomas. It is named after Maria Ann Smith, who propagated the cultivar from a chance seedling. The tree is thought to be a hybrid of Malus sylvestris, the European wild apple, with the domesticated apple Malus pumila as the polliniser. The apple goes from being completely green to turning yellow when overripe They purchased a small orchard in the area in 1855–1856 and began cultivating fruit, for which the area was a well-known centre in colonial Australia. Smith had eight children and was a prominent figure in the district, earning the nickname "Granny" Smith in her advanced years.