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The health benefits of the apples are attested by the following old proverb, "an apple a day keeps the doctor away." Apples contain Vitamin C and other antioxidant compounds which are useful in reducing the risk of cancer. The fibre content of apples helps regulate bowel movements and may thus reduce the risk of colon cancer. The fire also reduce cholesterol by preventing reabsorption. Apples do not have any cholesterol.

Uses of Apple

Apples can be canned, juiced, and optionally fermented to produce apple juice, cider, vinegar, and pectin. Distilled apple cider produces the spirits applejack and Calvados. Apple wine can also be made. They make a popular lunchbox fruit as well.

Apples are an important ingredient in many winter desserts, for example apple pie, apple crumble, apple crisp and apple cake. They are often eaten baked or stewed, and they can also be dried and eaten or re-consitituted (soaked in water, alcohol or some other liquid) for later use. Pureed apples are generally known as apple sauce. Apples are also made into apple butter and apple jelly. They are also used cooked in meat dishes.

Nutrition Chart

One Apple Amount
Calories 47
Carbohydrate 12g
Total Fat 0.1g
- Polyunsaturated fat 100%
- Monounsaturated fat 0%
- Saturated fat 0%
Fibre 1.8g
Protein 0.4g
Cholesterol 0mg
Good Source of Vital Vitamins Vitamin C
Good Source of Dietary Minerals Potassium