In the world of fruits, the superiority of apples cannot be denied. Their amazing nutritional value and benefits put them on the top list of fruits and they are generally enjoyed by everyone. There’s a reason people say “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”.
They are available throughout the year and taste absolutely delicious. Let’s not forget apples are a wonderful addition to your favorite fall dishes, think apple pies, caramel apple, apple tart, and whatnot. It’s no wonder that the apple is also pretty popular in the fairytale realm and have one of the most renowned tech brand named after them. Talk about being popular!
A Diamond in The Rough?
You might not believe it but there are approximately 7,500 types of apples around the world, and, you’ve probably tasted only a few, and found even fewer at your local grocery store. The most common types that can be found easily near you include the Granny Smith, popular Gala, and sweet Fuji. But, if you ever plan on going to Tibet, you should definitely try the rare Black Diamond Apple.
This Apple Falls Way Far from The Tree
Just looking at its appearance, many would consider this to be a prank of some sort – or maybe even think of it as a Snow White role-play. However, the Black Diamond Apple is completely real and most definitely edible. It is named after its unique look and does not adopt the traditional red or green skin. The Black Diamond Apple is a part of the Huaniu apple family more commonly known as the Chinese Red Delicious apple family. While they hold a look different from the standard apple, they also are far sweeter.
Where to Find These Black Beauties?
Now that you are probably intrigued and are wondering where to get these rare kinds of apples, it’s time to trace them down. Because of their nature and growth requirements, these apples can’t be found at your local grocery stores. They are harvested in Nyingchi, which is located in Tibet. Fun fact: you would need to literally climb mountains to get your hands on these apples.
If you are not down for all this adventure for an apple, you can also find them in the high-end supermarkets in Asia but, don’t be shocked when you find them priced from $7 to $20 for an individual piece.