Originated in Central Asia, the apple tree is cultivated all over the world and apple fruit are consumed alike. Apple trees are planted through clonal grafting rather than through seed propagation. Fun fact, if a seed is planted from the apple, it will probably grow to produce different types of apple fruit. World apple production has exceeded 90 million tons with half the harvest produced in China.
Commonly produced commercial apple varieties include Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Gala, Granny Smith, Fuji, Honeycrisp, Pink Lady, McIntosh, Opal, Jazz and Empire. Apple is consumed directly as well as through apple juice, cider alcohol. Apple is also used to prepare desserts, cakes, pies and baked food recipes. Popular apple cakes and desserts include apple pie, apple cake, and apple tart.
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Apple Nutrition Information
Apple has 14% carbohydrates and minimal amount of vitamins and minerals. It offers 52kcal of energy in every 100 gram of apple. Apart from the seed and stem, the whole fruit is edible for consumption.
Nutrition information in 100g of apple
Energy 218kJ (52kcal)
Carbohydrates 14 g
Sugars 10.4 g
Dietary fiber 2.4 g
Fat 0.17 g
Protein 0.26 g
|Vitamins||Quantity||% Daily Intake|
|Vitamin A||3 μg||0%|
|Thiamine (B1)||0.017 mg||1%|
|Riboflavin (B2)||0.026 mg||2%|
|Niacin (B3)||0.091 mg||1%|
|Pantothenic acid||0.061 mg||1%|
|Vitamin B6||0.041 mg||3%|
|Folate (B9)||3 μg||1%|
|Vitamin C||4.6 mg||6%|
|Vitamin E||0.18 mg||2%|
|Vitamin K||2.2 μg||4%|
|Minerals||Quantity||% Daily Intake|
Apple Health Benefits
Apple has higher dietary fiber content which can aid digestion. Apple skin has insoluble fiber and the rest of the main fruit has solution fiber. NCBI Nutrition Journal published research suggests that apple antioxidants reduce the risk of certain types of cancer. According to a CDC report, Apple can aid in weight loss and maintain a healthy weight due to its low vitamins and mineral contents.