Red Delicious is a variety of apple known for being mildly sweet and juicy. These apples have an intense red color that may have a some yellow streaking. Red Delicious apples are good for eating fresh, with salads and for juicing, but they are not good baking apples.
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A fresh Red Delicious apple will feel solid and heavy when you hold it. It should not feel light or soft. Avoid apples with soft spots or brown marks on the skin. Run your thumb across the skin to test for freshness. If the skin wrinkles, the apple has been stored too long or has not been kept cold enough.
Serving size is difficult to dictate simply by the size of the apple. Red delicious apples are classified as small, medium or large. However, if you want accurate nutrition information, you need to weigh the apple. The most popular serving size is one medium apple or 154 grams.
One medium Red Delicious apple has 80 calories, no fat, no cholesterol, 22 total carbohydrates, 17 sugars and no protein. It contains 5 grams of dietary fiber. Apples are also a good source of vitamin C. One serving has 20 percent of the recommended daily value.