A Handful Of

Health Benefits

    Apples are full of pectin, a type of fiber. Research indicates that pectin limits the cholesterol the body absorbs and may be an important link in preventing heart disease. Apples have vitamins A, B1, B2, C and niacin as well as the minerals phosphorous, iron, magnesium, iodine and potassium. Apples are low in sodium. That means that apples help prevent infections, aid growth, are important for eyesight and help digestion.

    Dieters often find apples an ideal food, because they're sweet and bulky, yet only have 80 calories per medium apple.

    Apples are nature's toothbrush.

Apple Facts

Keep Sliced Apples Beautiful

    Apples have a tendency to turn brown when cut. This happens when the oxygen in the air combines with the natural substances of the apples. This oxidation has no effect on the flavor or the nutritional qualities of the apple – but it does take away from the apple's natural beauty.

    To prevent oxidation from occurring, sprinkle sliced apples with lemon juice or immerse them in a solution that will coat and protect them. A combination of lemon juice and water works well – use 1 or 2 tablespoons of juice per cup of water. Or use 1 part lemon juice to 3 parts water. 3 tablespoons of salt to 8 cups of water works well. Commercial antioxidants containing ascorbic and citric acids also work.

1 Medium Apple

(154g/5.5 oz.)


 

Calories From Fat 0



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Nutrition Facts

APPLE HILL FARM

Serving Size



Amount Per Serving

Calories 80


% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0g

Saturated Fat 0g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 0 mg

Potassium 170 mg

Total Carbohydrate 22g

Dietary Fiber 5g

Sugars 16g

Protein 0g