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 specially treated to make the flesh taste like a Concord grape.

Product Description[edit]

A Grāpple is created by soaking the apple in a concentrated solution of natural and artificial Concord grape flavor (methyl anthranilate) and water. 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]

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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