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Super Foods - Apples

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The Doctor's Enemy: Apples

Since childhood we have been hearing this adage; "An apple a day keeps the doctor away". Sympathetic towards the doctor fraternity I fully support the proposition of consuming apples to the hearts content. It is both appetising and beneficial to health.

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History

History speaks for itself. Juicy red apples have been since the roman times. Even Cleopatra has been shown consuming it. So tracing its history would be a Herculean task. Regarding its cultivation, Kashmir in India is a synonym for apples. Himachal Pradesh comes a close second.

From the botanical perspective

Belonging to the rose family, apples are the entire receptacle, which is eaten as fruit. The receptacle becomes swollen, juicy and fleshy to impart the characteristic feel to the fruit. Fresh apples have a refreshing aroma associated with them.

Apples, raw, with skin

The nutritional values of "Apples, raw, with skin" per 100 grams are:
Nutrition Summary
Total Calories 52
Protein 0.3 g
Fat 0.4 g
Carbohydrate 13.8 g
NutrientsAmount%Daily Value
Calcium, Ca 6 mg 0.6 %
Copper, Cu 0.03 mg 1.35 %
Iron, Fe 0.12  mg 0.67 %
Magnesium, Mg 5 mg 1.25 %
Manganese, Mn 0.04 mg 1.75 %
Phosphorus, P 11 mg 1.1 %
Potassium, K 107  mg 3.06 %
Selenium, Se 0 mcg 0 %
Sodium, Na 1 mg 0.04 %
Zinc, Zn 0.04 mg 0.27 %
Vitamin A 54  IU 1.08 %
Vitamin C 4.6 mg 7.67 %
Vitamin B6 0.04 mg 2.05 %
Vitamin E 0.18 mg 0.6 %
Vitamin K 2.2  mcg 2.75 %
Riboflavin 0.03  mg 1.53 %
Thiamin 0.02 mg 1.13 %
Folate, DFE 3  mcg 0.75 %
Niacin 0.09  mg 0.46 %
Sugars 10.39 g
Fiber 2.4  g 9.6 %
Cholesterol 0 mg 0 %
Water 85.56 g
Carotene, alpha 0 mcg
Carotene, beta 27  mcg
Choline 3.4 mg
Lycopene 0  mcg
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Data source: USDA Nutrient Database, R25
*Percent Daily Values (%DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie reference diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower based on your individual needs.

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