Are you bored with red and green apples? If yes, we have got a new variant that is called Black Diamond Apple, a rare variety from the family of Hua Niu apples, also known as the Chinese Red Delicious. According to a tweet by Christina Persaud @EerieChristine, a writer based in the U.S., this variety is grown in Tibet. Scroll down to know more about this variety of apples.
Why is Black Diamond Apple black?
According to experts, they have a unique colour because of the geographical region and climatic condition in which they are grown in Nyingchi, a small city in the mountains of Tibet. The region receives excessive ultraviolet light during the day and the temperature fluctuates dramatically at night, which affects the skin of the apple and develops a deep, dark color. While the skin becomes darker, the flesh inside is white and bright like any other apple.
Where to find this variety of Black Diamond Apple
Apart from Tibet, you get another variety which is close to Black Diamond Apple in the U.S. and is called the Arkansas Black. According to experts, they are not as sweet as compared to other varieties and need to be stored in darker places to taste good.
How do black Diamond Apples Tastes?
Those who have eaten this rare fruit have noted that the black apple also tastes very different from the red or green apple. It’s believed that the thick skin and flesh of the apple means that it much crispier than the average Granny Smith or Pink Lady, and the taste of the apple is also much sweeter.
Black Diamond Apple can be easily available?
Sadly, no. They are not easily available in the market and as per a study, about 70 percent of the annual Black Diamond crop doesn’t make it to market. Also, many farmers do not grow this variety because it takes five to eight years to get the fruit, which lasts for only 2 months.
How much does a Black Diamond Apple cost?
The temperature fluctuates wildly between day and night, with the apples being exposed to a lot of ultraviolet light, which is conducive to dark skin. Belonging to the high-end segment of the market, the average Black Diamond Apple costs about 50 yuan (about 7.60 USD).
Are Black Diamond Apple are healthy?
They are sweet and crunchy, but when it comes to nutritional value they stand nowhere close to regular apples. While a regular apple offers 4 grams of fiber and contains a flavonoid called epicatechin, which helps in reducing blood pressure, this variety has no such benefits. Moreover, they are very expensive and each apple may cost you between $7- $20!
Is it okay to consume Black Diamond apples?
The Black Diamond apple, so named for its dark skin color, resists the red-and-green color scheme that other apples adopt. Though black apples may seem to be something out of a fairy tale, we can tell you that they are real and edible.