Apples (malus domestica) are round fruits generally with a white/yellow flesh, and tough inner core that can have around six small seeds in the center. Apples have a thin outer skin that can range from green, to golden, to bright red, depending on variety.

Health Benefits of Apples

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How to choose Apples

No matter the type of apple you always want one without any bruises or discolorations on the outside. Most apples will taste like they smell, and most apples smell good.

How to store Apples

Keep apples in a bag with a damp paper towel in the fridge, the humidity will help keep the apples crisp. They should last 20-30 days if properly stored.

Climate and origin

Apples originated in central Europe and Asia. Apples grow in temperate climates where they are a staple crop.


So wide in variety are apples that it is difficult to describe one general taste and texture. "Eating" apples tend to be sweet and crisp with a tart twist, while "cooking" apples can be very tart and sour with a mushy texture. Sour apples tend to go toward making jams and cobblers.

Substitutes with more vitamins

Apricot, Plum

Miscellaneous information

A fruit with a lot of variety there are over 7,500 types of apples, making it a true challenge to try them all!

Similar tasting produce

Apricot, Peach, Pear, Plum

Recipes using Apples

Blackberry Apple Almond Salad

Natural vitamins, minerals, and nutrients found in Apples + Complete Nutrition Facts

Vitamin C | Dietary Fiber | Potassium |

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Nutrition Facts
Apples raw with skin          
Serving Size 100g
Calories 52
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.17g0%
    Saturated Fat 0.028g0%
Cholesterol 0mg~%
Sodium 1mg0%
Total Carbohydrate 13.8g5%
    Dietary Fiber 2.4g10%
    Sugar 10.4g~
Protein 0.3g~
Vitamin A1%Vitamin C8%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Vitamins  %DV
Vitamin A 54IU1%
    Retinol equivalents 3μg~
    Retinol 0μg~
    Alpha-carotene 0μg~
    Beta-carotene 27μg~
    Beta-cryptoxanthin 11μg~
Vitamin C 4.6mg8%
Vitamin D 0IU (0μg)~%
    D2 Ergocalciferol ~IU (~μg)
    D3 Cholecalciferol ~IU (~μg)
Vitamin E 0.18mg1%
Vitamin K 2.2μg3%
    K1 - Dihydrophylloquinone 0μg~
    K2 - Menaquinone-4 ~μg~
Vitamin B12 0μg~%
Thiamin 0.017mg1%
Riboflavin 0.026mg2%
Niacin 0.091mg0%
Pantothenic acid 0.061mg1%
Vitamin B6 0.041mg2%
Folate 3μg1%
    Folic Acid 0μg~
    Food Folate 3μg~
    Dietary Folate Equivalents 3μg~
Choline 3.4mg~
Lycopene 0μg~
Lutein+Zeaxanthin 29μg~
Minerals  %DV
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 0.12mg1%
Magnesium 5mg1%
Phosphorus 11mg1%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 107mg3%
Zinc 0.04mg0%
Copper 0.027mg1%
Manganese 0.035mg2%
Selenium 0μg~%
Water 85.56g~
Ash 0.19g~
Fatty Acids
Omega 3 to Omega 6 Ratio0.21
Omega 6 to Omega 3 Ratio4.78
Total Omega 3s9mg
18D3 Linolenic9mg
18D3CN3 Alpha Linolenic(ALA)~mg
18D4 Stearidonic (SDA)0mg
20D3N3 Eicosatrienoic~mg
20D5 Eicosapentaenoic(EPA)0mg
22D5 Docosapentaenoic(DPA)0mg
22D6 Docosahexaenoic(DHA)0mg
Total Omega 6s43mg
18D2CN6 Linoleic(LA)~mg
18D2CLA Conjugated Linoleic(CLA)~mg
18D3CN6 Gamma-linolenic (GLA)~mg
20D2CN6 Eicosadienoic~mg
20D3N6 Di-homo-gamma-linolenic (DGLA)~mg
20D4N6 Arachidonic (AA)~mg
22D4 Adrenic (AA)~mg
Essential Amino Acids  %RDI
Histidine 5mg1%
Isoleucine 6mg0%
Leucine 13mg0%
Lysine 12mg1%
Methionine 1mg0%
Phenylalanine 6mg1%
Threonine 6mg1%
Tryptophan 1mg0%
Valine 12mg1%
Percent of Daily CalorieTarget
(2000 calories)
Percent Water Composition 85.6%
Protein to Carb Ratio (g/g) 0.02

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