Whole Foods' Top 3 Apples This Fall

Following a long, scorching summer, fall is officially in full swing. Leaves are falling, temperatures are cooling, days are growing shorter, and the faced-paced hustle and bustle of summertime activities have officially come to a halt. With the change in season comes a change in recipes. Watermelon salads and spicy margaritas are curbed in exchange for hearty soups and mulled wine.

Although they transcend the seasons with their versatility, apples are a staple in fall recipes — especially sweet ones. Candied apples, spiked apple cider, apple fritters, apple pie? You can't go wrong with adding a delicious, juicy apple to an autumnal dessert — it just makes sense.

However, Select Health reports that there are over 7,500 types of apples in existence. You're telling us it's not just green and red? How could you possibly know which variation is best? A good starting point is to look for apples that are in season. According to Medical West, enjoying in-season fruits will give you a richer flavor and more nutritional value. And as it turns out, Whole Foods just made autumn apple picking that much easier by giving customers their top three apple picks of the fall season.

Whole Foods' top apple picks are versatile

In a recent TikTok, Whole Foods listed Gala apples, Honeycrisp apples, and Fuji apples as their top three picks for the fall season. The health-conscious grocery store describes Gala apples as "crisp, crunchy, and great in a sandwich." They claim the "refreshingly sweet" Honeycrisp apple pairs nicely with gouda cheese while Fuji apples are "sweet, tart, mild, and perfect for baking."

While it's easy to load up on cozy carbs in the fall, adding apples to your diet can provide a wide range of health benefits thanks to their vitamin and antioxidant-rich makeup. According to Healthline, apples can lower your risk of diabetes, aid in weight loss efforts, improve heart and brain function, and much more — we'll take a dozen, please!

Whether you're making a turkey and apple sandwich, baking an apple crisp, or assembling a charcuterie board, Whole Foods has you covered with the finest apples of the season (although availability may vary by location).