Nutritional Contents of Apple

ID-100116213It is important to know the nutritive values of apple to understand the health benefits of apple. Knowing the nutritive values of apple also makes it easier to for us to decide how much apple per day should we consume and how much is recommended daily by nutritionists and nutrition scientists and why.

The nutritive values of apple per 100 grams are given below:

Major components:

  • Calorie: 60 (approximately)
  • Water: approximately 83 grams
  • Protein: 0.2 gram
  • Total fat: 0.35 gram
  • Carbohydrates: approximately 14 grams
  • Dietary fibers: 2.7 grams

Vitamins:

  • Vitamin A: 900 I.U. (international units)
  • Vitamin B1: 0.07 mg
  • Vitamin B2: 0.05 mg
  • Niacin: 0.07 mg
  • Pantothenic acid (B5): 0.06 mg
  • Vitamin B6: 0.04 mg
  • Folic acid: 2.8 mgs
  • Vitamin B12: nil
  • Vitamin C: 5.7 mgs
  • Vitamin E: 0.32 mg

Minerals:

  • Calcium: 6 mg
  • Iron: 3 mg
  • Magnesium: 5 mgs
  • Sodium: nil
  • Zinc: 0.04 mgs
  • Copper: 0.04 mgs
  • Manganese: 0.04 mgs
  • Selenium: 0.03 mcg
  • Potassium: 130 mg
  • Phosphorus: 10 mg
  • The antioxidant quercetin: 4 mg per apple in the skin part

One of the major health benefits of apple is the low fat content in apple, which is very useful for reducing body weight for obese or overweight individuals. As obesity is a very common health problem of modern day, the apple can act as an effective agent for weight loss, which many obese individuals want desperately.

 

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