We can find an apple in almost all markets during the whole year. Apples are among the most widespread species of fruit. They have a refreshing, bitter-sweet taste and special aroma. There are numerous varieties of apples (about 10,000 varieties), which differ in taste, sweetness or acidity, by consistency and succulence. Although many people think that this is not exactly the most attractive fruit, it is one of the best and healthiest foods and should be consumed0 more often in everyday diet.
Nutritionists suggest to be eaten at least 30 to 40 pounds per year. Despite water, the fruit contains water, sugar, pectin, vitamins A, B and C and even organic acids such as apple acid, lemon, formic and carbonic acid.
Apples can be stored easily, can be kept in a storage for a long time, so you can eat them fresh during the whole year. Fresh apple contains a lot of pectin which absorb the water and toxic products in the gut. Thus apple removes toxins from the body.
An apple in numbers:
The RDA (Recommended Dietary Allowance – Recommended diets needs), expressed in 100g:
- Energy………………………… 56kcal
- Water (%)……………………. 85
- Protein (%) …………………. 0.2
- Fat (%) ………………………. 0.6
- Carbohydrates (%) ………..14
- Fiber (%) …………………….. 1
We should emphasize the following vitamins that are presented in the apple: vitamins A, B1, B2, niacin, vitamin C. It also contains important minerals such as potassium, phosphorus, iron and calcium.
2.2 pounds of apple have the same calories as 0.2 gal of milk – 600 calories. The apple decomposes in stomach for 15 to 20 minutes. If you eat in combination with other foods, it stays in the stomach for a few hours, so it is recommended to eat half before or a few hours after the meal.
An apple in Diets
New research shows that tannic acid significantly affect the metabolism of fats and prevents their accumulation in the liver. The apple brings a lot of water (which is desirable in every diet) necessary vitamins, minerals and fiber that give a feeling of satiety and also increase the secretion and urine.
Almost all diets that “buy in shops” are based on cider vinegar. The apple vinegar is obtained by boiling the apples. The cider is used in traditional medicine due to large amounts of potassium, a key mineral necessary for the health of the body.
Way of consuming APPLE
Apples are often eaten raw, but can be baked, boiled, dried, processed into juices, marmalade, jam, jelly, cider etc.
The best way is to be consumed raw or to make a squeezed juice.
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