Grāpple

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A four pack of Grāpples on a supermarket stand in S. San Francisco, United States.

Grāpple (/ˈɡrpəl/ GRAYP-əl)[1][2] is the registered brand name for a commercially marketed brand of Fuji or Gala apple that has been soaked in a solution of methyl anthranilate and water in an attempt to make the flesh taste like a Concord grape. This solution does not add additional sugars or caloric content, nor does it affect the nutritional value of a standard apple.[1] All ingredients are USDA and FDA approved and the process has been licensed by the Washington State Department of Agriculture.[3] Contrary to what the name implies, it is an externally flavored fruit product, not a true hybrid of two fruits.[4]

In popular culture[edit]

  • Grapples are mentioned in season 2, episode 8 of the TV series Sleepy Hollow.
  • Grapples are mentioned in season 5, episode 6 of the TV series Psych.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "How Is A Grāpple® Brand Apple Made?". 
  2. ^ The product packaging includes the subtitle Say "Grape-L"
  3. ^ "Official Grapple Website". Retrieved 2011-03-30. 
  4. ^ Wainwright, Martin (2004-12-24). "Apple and grape give birth to Grapple". The Guardian. Retrieved 2007-05-29. 

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