Useful information on the apple
The vitamins contained in the apple are its key constituent.
Vitamin C accounts for the largest percentage. Two or three apples make up half of the recommended daily intake of this turbo Vitamin. Vitamins A, E, B1, B 2 and B6 merit a mention in the other 12 vitamins contained in the apple. Vitamin B6 is particularly significant in balancing cholesterol levels. This is also true for pectin, which is abundant in the apple and additionally promotes healthy intestinal flora. The carbohydrates fructose and glucose are important for the nervous system and concentration. Medical research has of late paid particular attention to phenolic substances, of which 40 different types have been found in the apple to date. They inhibit the development of free radicals and, as such, provide protection against cancerous diseases and heart attacks.
An apple contains:
- Water- 85 g
- Carbohydrates- 12 g
- Dietary fibre-2.5 g
- Protein-0.2 g Fat – 0.5 g
- Vitamin C- 12 mg
- Potassium- 180 mg
- Iron- 0.6 mg
- Magnesium- 7.8 mg
Keep food fresh with an apple
Bread and other bakery products keep fresh much longer if they are stored with an apple or slices of apple.
Do not store apples with other fruits or potatoes, as they easily absorb flavours and lose their own freshness and flavour.