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Nutritional Value of Apple...!!

>> Friday, November 26, 2010

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. The health benefits of apple are enormous making it one of the most valuable and savored fruits throughout the world.

Nutrition Facts and Information about Apple: Apple contains minerals such as magnesium, copper, manganese, copper, calcium, iron, potassium and phosphorus in small quantities. Apple also contains dietary fiber, which help in reducing the bad cholesterol levels.

Vitamin Content: Apple is rich in Vitamin A and Vitamin C. Vitamin A concentration is higher in the outer skin than the flesh. Like potatoes, Vitamin C concentration is higher just below the skin in apples also. Hence the skin of the apple should not be discarded. Other vitamins present in apple include Vitamin K, Thiamin, Riboflavin, and Vitamin B6.

Calorie Content of Apple: Apple does not have calories as high as avocado or olives, yet, it is an excellent source of energy. The calorie content varies as per the type of apple. Further, apple contains sugars which are easily absorbed by the body. Hence, the weak and ill are often advised to eat apples for gaining weight and fast recovery.

Health Benefits of Apple: The nutritional value of apple makes it useful for digestion, stomach disorders, anaemia, wekness, dental care, dysentry, heart disease, rheumatism, eye disorders, cancer, gout, and skin care.

How to Choose an Apple: When you buy an apple make sure that the apple skin is shiny. Further, the apple should be firm and free of wrinkles.


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