Apples are believed to have originated from central Asia and are a member of the Rosaceae family.

 

Since their travels along the Silk Road, apples have appeared in many varieties from sweet to bitter and red to green making them one of the most versatile fruits cultivated across the world.

 

 

Health Benefits

  • Particularly high in vitamin C and E which is great for building autoimmunity within the body to help fights infections and protect lung functions. (1)

 

  • Contains antidiabetic properties which helps to prevent the risk of developing type two diabetes. (2)

 

  • Contains anticarcinogenic properties which helps to reduce the risk of breast cancer in women. (3)

 

  • Contains good levels of vitamin A which forms powerful beta-carotene antioxidants what help protect visions and scavenge free radicals that cause inflammation. (4)

 

  • Provides a significant amount of fibre, which can help lower levels of harmful low-density lipid cholesterol. (5)

 

  • A good source of B-complex vitamins such as riboflavin (vitamin B2), thiamine (vitamin B1), and pyridoxine (vitamin B6), which combine to release powerful enzymes that support metabolic functions inside the body. (6)

 

  • Provide the minerals: iron, copper, zinc, phosphorus, calcium, and potassium, which are important components in helping to control heart rate and blood pressure. (7)

 

Apple Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 100 grams raw, with skin

  Amt. Per
Serving
% Daily
Value*
Calories 60
Calories from Fat 2
Total Fat 0 g 0%
Saturated Fat 0 g 0%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 1 mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 16 g 5%
Dietary Fibre 3 g 12%
Sugar 12 g
Protein 0 g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 10%
Calcium 1 % Iron 1%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie intake.

 

 

 

 

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