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Health Benefits:
Aids in digestion
Aids in weight loss
Diuretic
Fights asthma
Fights free radicals
Helps control LDL cholesterol levels
Inhibits cancer cell growth
May reduce cholesterol
May reduce risk of Alzheimer
May reduce risk of cancer
May reduce risk of diabetes
May regulate blood sugar
Promotes heart health
Provides energy
Reduces risk of cervical cancer
Reduces risk of lung cancer
Relieves constipation
Nutrition:
Serving size: 1 medium; Calories: 95; Fat: .3g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 2mg; Carbs: 25g; Fiber: 4.4g; Sugars: 19g; Protein: .5g; Potassium: 5%DV; Vitamin A: 1%DV; Vitamin C: 14%DV; Calcium: 1%DV; Iron: 1%DV
Did You Know?
  • Apples contain 0 grams of fat or sodium and have no cholesterol.
  • There are thousands of different varieties of apples including
    • Fuji
    • Gala
    • Red Delicious
    • Golden Delicious
    • Pink Lady
    • Granny Smith
  • Thanks to their high levels of boron, apples can help improve your memory, mental alertness, and electrical activity of the brain.
  • The average person eats 65 apples a yea
  • Apples are 25% air, which is why they float in water.
  • Whole apples are a better choice than apple juice nutrionally
  • Rinse the entire apple under a stream of water gently scrubbing with a brush 10-15 seconds

 

 

Ways to Eat:
  • Raw
    • Apple Slices
    • The Whole Apple
  • Juiced
  • Baked
  • Sauteed
Farming Trivia:
  • An average-sized apple tree can produce enough apples to fill 20 boxes that weight 42 pounds each.
  • It is believed that the saying "An apple a day keeps the doctor away" originated in Wales in the 19th century. Sadly eating apples doesn't guarantee good health but they do have nutritional value and potential health benefits.
  • Granny Smith apples originated in Australia in 1868 accidentally after a chance seedling by a woman named Maria Ann Smith.
  • Apples are grown in all 50 states.
    • Red Delicious apples are the most widely grown apple variety in the U.S.
  • The top apple-producing countries are China, the U.S., Turkey, Poland, and Italy.

Note: Always consult a physician for any specific health questions and concerns. Some of this information may be subject to change should there be any new findings from Federal Health Administration (FHA), Food & Drug Administration (FDA), American Medical Association (AMA), American Cancer Society (ACS), and / or other leading food, nutrition and medical advisors.