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Apples, with skin (edible parts)

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)

Energy                         218 kJ (52 kcal)
Carbohydrates             13.81 g
Sugars                          10.39 g
Dietary fiber                2.4 g
Fat                               0.17 g
Protein                         0.26 g
Water                          85.56 g
Vitamin A equiv.        3 μg (0%)
Thiamine (Vit. B1)      0.017 mg (1%)
Riboflavin (Vit. B2)    0.026 mg (2%)
Niacin (Vit. B3)          0.091 mg (1%)
Pantothenic acid (B5) 0.061 mg (1%)
Vitamin B6                 0.041 mg (3%)
Folate (Vit. B9)           3 μg (1%)
Vitamin C                   4.6 mg (8%)
Calcium                       6 mg (1%) 
Magnesium                  5 mg (1%)
Phosphorus                  11 mg (2%)
Potassium                    107 mg (2%)
Zinc                             0.04 mg (0%)

Benefits of Apples:

1. Apple cleans teeth and strengthens gum
2. Detoxify the body and has an antiviral property
3. Apple will also prevent constipation because it helps digestion
4. One large apple supplies almost 30% of minimum amount of fiber that should be consumed daily

The use :

1. For people who suffer from gout and rheumatism, eat apple regularly because it will aid healing
2. Eating 2 apples a day will reduce your cholesterol level up to 10 %
3. Drinking an apple juice, 3 times a day, is said to prevent virus from settling in the body.
4. Another benefit of apple is for those who have problem with their stomach. If you have problem with indigestion, eat apples before meals.
5. Grated apple, when mixed with live yogurt may be helpful in cases of diarrhea

Tips :

1) Never buy apples that have not been kept cold since they can be over-ripe in a few days.
2) Apples should be hard. If you can dent an apple with your finger, DO NOT BUY IT.
3) Keep your apples refrigerated. If not, it will decay fast.
4) To prevent browning, rub the cut surfaces with a mixture of lemon juice and water.

In English this means red apples are better than other apples.

To get the most out of an apple, you should eat the skin as well. Sadly, you may want to peel your apple and throw away the skin. Why ?

First, because apple is one of those fruits that contain the highest pesticides residues.

Second, because most apples are waxed to give it a beautiful shine. Not only will you eat the wax, you would also eat the pesticides trapped by the wax.

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