Apples are a widely recognized healthful food.
Did you know that apples are one of the healthiest foods a person can eat? That may be why ‘an apple a day’ is popular. Apples are a nutritional powerhouse. They’re high in antioxidants, an important part of how healthful eating can lower our risk of health conditions that can develop as we age. Did you know, apples retain virtually all of their antioxidant content for five to six months in cold storage?
Apples are good for you! They’re high in fiber and vitamin C and they’re also low in calories, have only a trace of sodium, and no fat or cholesterol. Scientists have calculated the antioxidant power of an apple is equal to more than 1,500 milligrams of vitamin C. Apples really do shine!
Is losing weight possible with apples? Apples fill you up because they are high in a type of fiber that creates a “full” sensation. The calories from one medium apple are about equal to 1 1/2 Oreo cookies and are far more filling.
How do you get the USDA’s recommended 2 cups of fruit a day? That’s equivalent to: 2 small apples or 1 large apple or 2 cups sliced or diced apples. Did you know, the average U.S. consumer eats about 19 pounds, of fresh apples a year – about one apple per week?
Besides snacking on apples out of han, try them in fruit salads and cooked with vegetables such as carrots, winter squash and sweet potatoes. Suggestions for using apples are found in our recipes section. Our 23 apple varieties let you bake, freeze, can, or eat apples fresh.
|Apple Nutrition Facts|
|Serving Size: 1 medium apple (154g/5.5oz)|
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 80||Calories from Fat 0|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 0g||0%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 22g||7%|
|Dietary Fiber 5g||20%|
|Vitamin A 2%||Vitamin C 8%|
|Calcium 0%||Iron 2%|
|* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs|