Statistics show that Americans each consume roughly 40 pounds of apples yearly. Apples come in thousands of varieties, which are grown in the U.S. Most of us are familiar with at least half a dozen varieties.
Why apples are good for us?
Most of its fiber is the soluble type called Pectin. Pectin and other soluble fibers slow down our food’s digestive transit time, giving us a slow steady rise in blood sugar.
Apples may cause some of us to feel bloated. But if we bake them, we reduce the large amount of air they contain.
According to the American Institute of Cancer Research, Disease-fighting substances have been found both in the fruit’s flesh and peel and the phytochemicals in apples protect against breast, colon and liver cancers.
Apples are pretty chewy, juicy, fibrous, and the pulp doesn’t stick to our teeth. As apples contain Vitamin C, and when we eat their peel, we get some beta-carotene and extra fiber. A large apple has about 125 calories. Apples are also one of the most versatile fruits. They’re great eaten raw as a fruit. We can also add them to a salad; eat them sliced with some cheese.