Red, green and golden….Himalayan apples are tastiest and healthiest when eaten fresh off a tree!!!
The people in the mountains do not use insecticides or pesticides when they grow apples or any other fruit or vegetable. As a result, the product is slightly smaller and not as even or regular as the sprayed variety, but much healthier and tastier. On a trek up a mountain, we saw apples being plucked and bought 5 kilograms ( we had to carry them a long way). Each kilogram cost a mere INR 25/- each or 0.40 US D. In the picture below you can see a lady on an apple tree, plucking the fruit.
On our dining table….the fruits of someone else’s labour taste sweetest….
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