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Nutrition

Good news! We all know that apples taste great. And now research is providing modern proof to that old adage about an apple a day keeping the doctor away. In addition to being naturally delicious, it turns out that apples are nutritional superfoods and potent health protectors.

Bonus: Here in New York state, you can find an abundant supply of healthy, delicious, local apples right in your backyard.

Healthy eating isn’t difficult when you’ve got your own personal apple ambassador. I’m here to help you! We’ve written this section to:

  • demystify apple nutrients
  • shed light on their potential health benefits, and
  • offer easy ideas for eating more apples.

So now you can start eating better today. Let’s get started!

H-apple-y yours,

Linda

Linda Quinn MS, RD, CDN
NYAA Consulting Dietitian

 

Beyond Nutrition Facts: Anatomy of a New York State apple


Apples are an excellent source of fiber, with both soluble and insoluble types. They are also notable for what they don’t have. Learn more about apples’ Nutrition Facts, and what that data means to you.

Eat more, feel better, weigh less


Want permission to eat more? Then eat apples! You’ll get full faster, feel better and weigh less. Learn about apples’ many health benefits here.

Old health adage, modern research proof


Weight loss aid. Cancer fighter. Heart protector. Apples have a powerful health profile! Read the latest news about the health benefits of eating more apples.

Note: This section is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to treat any illness or condition. If you have questions or concerns about your health, seek advice from a medical professional.

But wait, there's more!


Apples also contain a number of nutrients that aren't listed on the Nutrition Facts box, per the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Nutrient Database for Standard Reference:

  • Beta-carotene: 41 μg
  • Lutein and zeaxanthin: 45 μg
  • Thiamin (vitamin B1): 0.026 mg
  • Vitamin A equiv: 4 μg
  • Riboflavin (vitamin B2): 0.04 mg
  • Niacin (vitamin B3): 0.14 mg
  • Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5): 0.094 mg
  • Vitamin B6: 0.063 mg
  • Folate (vitamin B9): 5 μg
  • Vitamin E: 0.28 mg
  • Vitamin K: 3.4 μg
  • Magnesium: 8 mg
  • Manganese: 0.054 mg
  • Phosphorus: 17 mg