Why Apples Are My Favourite Fruit


A Granny Smith apple

There are more than 7,500 varieties of apples in the world – ‘bred’ for varying specific needs (cider-making, cooking and fresh-eating etc). This means that if you’ve tried a couple of different apples in the past and didn’t like them, there are 7,498 more to sample!

Some types of apples, such as the Granny Smith, can be stored up to a year in a fridge without any significant degradation! This is perfect if, like me, you love eating fresh produce but don’t always get round to eating it all before it rots away.

If you eat an apple (with skin) per 100g you can expect to benefit from the following nutritional values: 52 calories, 10.39g sugars, 0.17g fat and 0.26g protein. Plus it has 3% Vitamin B, 6% Vitamin C and other vitamins such as potassium, zinc and calcium.

Research suggests that eating apples can reduce the risk of lung cancer, prostate cancer and colon cancer (always a bonus).

They’re easy to pop into your bag and carry around for when you’d like a healthy snack (unlike peaches that, frankly, bruise…like a peach) and can be eaten on the go.

If you’re not into the whole ‘healthy eating’ thing, they’re also great in a cake. Check out this apple cake recipe on Tanja’s Kitchen Blog which is delicious, cheap and easy to make.

Do you have any great apple facts or recipes? I’d love to hear from you!


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