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Health Benefits of Apples

Apple, a widely and common known of tree fruit, originated from Western Asia and the first apple tree perhaps and believed was being cultivated in Eastern Turkey.
 
As at today, apple has become one of the most popular and famous fruit. Estimated more than 7,500 different cultivars of apples were known all over the world.
 
Apple is largely produced in many of countries such as China, United State, Turkey, Iran, Italy, Russia and India.
 

Nutrition and Health Benefits of Apples:


"An Apple A Day Keep the Doctor Away"; an apple, crunchy and delicious small round fruit contains valuable vitamins and the health benefits of Apples such as:-

  • Contains Vitamin-C, Beta-Carotene, B-complex vitamins such as riboflavin, pyridoxine (vitamin B-6) and thiamine (vitamin B1).

  • Do not contain any saturated fats or cholesterol.

  • Low in calories. 100g of apple only contains approximately 50 calories.

  • Good in reducing the risk of colon cancer, heart disease, prostate cancer and lung cancer.

  • Help to reduce the risk of stroke and also type 2 diabetes.

  • Help to develop excellent resistance to against the infectious agents.

  • Scavenge any harmful and pro-inflammatory free radicals away from our body.

  • Apples Fiber:-
    - Improve bowel function.
    - Help to control the cholesterol level by preventing the absorption of dietary LDL cholesterol in our gut.
    - Maintain the blood-sugar level by preventing a sudden drop or increase in serum sugar levels in our body.

Apples Nutritional Facts:

 

100gm raw apple with skin
Calories 52
Sodium 1mg
Carbohydrate 14gm
Dietary Fiber 2gm
Sugar 10gm
Vitamin A 54.0IU
Vitamin C 4.6mg
Vitamin K 2.2mcg
Folate 3mcg
Calcium 6mg
Iron 0.1mg
Phosphorus 11mg
Potassium 107mg
 

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How to Prepare A Sliced or Cubed Fresh Apple?

  • Immerse the apple in a bowl of clean water for 2 minutes.

  • Turn on the running water. Rinse the apple thoroughly in the running water.

  • Cut the apple into two equal halves with a knife.

  • Remove the top and end parts of the halved apples.

  • Remove the central seeds.

  • Cut the fresh into pieces or cubes in the size that you want.
     

Tips of Serving Apple:

  • Ensure the surface of apple is being wash thoroughly to remove dash and insecticide chemicals.

  • Eat the apple with skin to obtain maximum health benefits.

  • Sliced off the portion that has been turned to brown color. It is due to the oxidization result of iron-containing chemicals in the apple react with oxygen in the air.

  • If you wish to serve the apple in sliced, rinse slices in a bowl of salt water or add a few drops of fresh lemon juice to the water, it may helps to slower the oxidization process of the apple.
     

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