Apple is one fruit that is cultivated and consumed worldwide. The sweet fruit is one of those that can be fashioned into a number of desserts. From pies to tarts and to pastries, apple desserts have always enjoyed a huge demand among those with an intense sweet tooth. However, apples are very well endowed nutritionally as well. Hence, goes the incredibly popular adage, ‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away’. There are numerous varieties of apples and it’s one those fruits that you are likely to find in most fruit marts or grocery stores across the world. In India, the most common and widely available variant of apple is the red apple that is extremely sweet in taste, with less acidity. You can also include apples in your salad bowls to add an extra sweetness and nutrition to your meal.
Apple Nutrition Facts And Benefits
Apple is a low-calorie fruit- a 100 gram portion contains 52 calories, as per data by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). It is fat-free and a 100 gram portion contains 2.4 grams of fibre and 10 grams of sugar. The fruit is also said to have several incredible benefits. Let’s take a look at some of these:
1. Apples are said to aide weight loss as they are rich in fibre and water, both of which make the fruit filling. Apple may curb hunger pangs as they are satiating.