Apples are available fresh, dried and as 100% juice for good nutrition and convenience. If selecting fresh, choose firm, shiny, smooth-skinned apples with intact stems. Should smell fresh, not musty.
Varieties to Explore
Nutrient Content Claims
Fat free, Saturated fat free, Cholesterol free, Sodium free, Good source of fiber
Dietary Fat & Cancer: Development of cancer depends on many factors. A diet low in total fat may reduce the risk of some cancers. Apples are fat free.
Sodium & Hypertension:
- Diets low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure, a disease associated with many factors.
Apples are sodium free.
- Diets low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure. Apples are naturally sodium free.
- Apples, as part of a low sodium diet, may reduce the risk of high blood pressure.
Dietary Saturated Fat & Cholesterol & Risk of Coronary Heart Disease: While many factors affect heart disease, diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of this disease. Apples contain no saturated fat or cholesterol.
Fiber-Containing Grain Products, Fruits, and Vegetables and Cancer: Low fat diets rich in fiber-containing grain products, fruits, and vegetables may reduce the risk of some of cancers, a disease associated with many factors. Apples are a good source of fiber.
Fruits & Vegetables & Cancer: Low fat diets rich in fruits and vegetables (foods that are low in fat and may contain dietary fiber, vitamin A, or vitamin C) may reduce the risk of some types of cancer, a disease associated with many factors. Apples are a good source of fiber.
Refrigerate in a plastic bag away from strong-odored foods. Use within 3 weeks.
Presence in Ethnic Cuisines
Chinese, Japanese, Korean / South East Asia (Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos) / Mediterranean / Southern
Social Media Posts
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