Quick Facts About Apples

Apple Nutrition & Health Benefits

Straight & delicious facts about apples, apple nutrition and health benefits of apples!!

Apples are about 85 percent water, yet they provide vitamins and minerals such as calcium, iron, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, thiamine, magnesium, potassium and phosphorus.

Did you know the most of the Vitamin C from an apple is in the skin!

Apples are also a great source of the fiber pectin. (One apple has five grams of fiber).

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Apple Nutrition

Eat an apple raw, with the skin for the most nutritional benefits!

Calories 81
Carbohydrate 21 grams
Dietary Fiber 4 grams
Soluble Fiber
Insoluble fiber
Calcium 10 mg
Phosphorus 10 mg
Iron .25 mg
Sodium 0.00 mg
Potassium 159 mg
Vitamin C 8 mg
Vitamin A 73 IU
Folate 4 mcg

Source: USDA Nutrient Data Laboratory - One medium size apple -- Apple Nutritional value varies slightly depending on the variety and size.

And since they're so versatile - they can be used in so many different baked goods, fruit preserves, made into homemade apple juice, dried, fried, grilled....and, our favorite apple cobbler recipe - they're an easy choice to eat!

When you eat an apple you are giving yourself many nutritional benefits.

I know, you've heard this before...
An apple a day keeps the doctor away!

Apples contain no sodium, are a good source of fiber, and are almost fat free too!

All of these healthy components of apples are said to help prevent cancer, reduce the risk of heart disease and the risk of stroke, help control blood sugar levels, and help prevent high blood pressure.

That's a lot of benefit packed into these juicy fruits!

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