APPLE FRUIT- BENEFITS AND NUTRITIONAL VALUE

apple-fruitThe Apple is a fleshy fruit from the apple tree. It is one of the most popular fruit, favorite of health conscious and fitness lovers and is consumed almost in every part of the world.

The fruit is rich in nutrients for optimal health.

Hundreds of varieties of apples are either eaten as table fruits or as dessert fruit.

There are lots of different varieties of apples, including- Granny Smith, Pink Lady, Golden Delicious, Gala, Red Delicious, Mclntosh, Winesap, Fuji, Jonagold.

HEALTH BENEFITS OF APPLE

Apple is packed with human health benefits.Studies suggest that its components are essential for normal growth and development and overall well-being.

Apples have low calories content and does not contain saturated fats or cholesterol, which can ruin one’s health.

Apples are rich in dietary fiber. They also contain good amount of water.These are the benefits of apple fruit.

NUTRITIONAL VALUES OF APPLE

Apple fruit (Malus domestica), Fresh,
Nutritive value per 100 g,
ORAC value-5900
(Source: USDA National Nutrient data base)
Energy 50 Kcal 2.5%
Carbohydrates 13.81 g 11%
Protein 0.26 g 0.5%
Total Fat 0.17 g 0.5%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Dietary Fiber 2.40 g 6%
Vitamins
Folates 3 µg 1%
Niacin 0.091 mg 1%
Pantothenic acid 0.061 mg 1%
Pyridoxine 0.041 mg 3%
Riboflavin 0.026 mg 2%
Thiamin 0.017 mg 1%
Vitamin A 54 IU 2%
Vitamin C 4.6 mg 8%
Vitamin E 0.18 mg 1%
Vitamin K 2.2 µg 2%
Electrolytes
Sodium 1 mg 0%
Potassium 107 mg 2%
Minerals
Calcium 6 mg 0.6%
Iron 0.12 mg 1%
Magnesium 5 mg 1%
Phosphorus 11 mg 2%
Zinc 0.04 mg 0%
Phyto-nutrients
Carotene-ß 27 µg
Crypto-xanthin-ß 11 µg
Lutein-zeaxanthin 29 µg

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