Apples: properties, nutritional values, calories

Le apples they are the fruit of Pirus malus of the Rosaceae family. Thetree, which can reach up to 8 meters in height, is the original apple tree of Central Asia. Let's find out better.

> 1. Properties of apples

> 2. Calories and nutritional values ​​of apples

> 3. Apples, allies of

> 4. They say about them

> 5. Curiosities about apples

> 6. A recipe up your sleeve



Properties of apples

Essential allies in diets, apples are rich in pectin, dietary fiber which, by regulating the passage of glucose from the intestine to the blood, helps to keep the blood sugar level under control and ensures its slow and continuous absorption.

Set up for 84-88% from water, they are a valid food for the daily supply of the human organism which needs at least 1 liter of water per day. Apples contain a good percentage of vitamin C which, by transporting oxygen, allows cellular respiration.

When applied to the skin, the apple juice, peel and pulp produce an invigorating effect, since the beta-carotene, phosphoric and benzoic acids make this fruit a real natural dermatological. Apples also contain quercetin, a bioflavonoid with antioxidant power that protects the lungs.

Le fibers contained in apples stimulate the lazy intestine,nitrogen it is useful for recovering from intellectual fatigue, while il fluorine it is an indispensable element for the health of the teeth, as it inhibits the activity of numerous enzymes that weaken the tooth enamel and are responsible for caries.


Calories and nutritional values ​​of apples

100 g of apples contain 38 kcal / 161 kj.

Furthermore, for every 100 g of this product, we have:

  • Water 85,2 g
  • G carbohydrates 10
  • Sugars 10 g
  • 0,2 g protein 
  • Traces of fat
  • Cholesterol 0 g
  • Total fiber 2,6 g


Apples, allies of 

Intestines, brain, heart, lungs, teeth.


They say about them

Some apple varieties, for example the Granny Smiths, have been selected in order to have a low content of those protective substances which, when you peel a fruit, cause it to blacken. However, this deficiency corresponds to a greater content of nutritional properties.

Wash them well, but avoid peeling them: insoluble fiber is concentrated above all in the peel and has an anti-constipation function equal to that of bran, a raw food able to facilitate intestinal transit.


Apples among the ingredients of homemade baby food


Curiosities about apples

Protagonists of mythological tales (the Trojan War, Hercules in the garden of the Hesperides), biblical (Adam and Eve), fairytale (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs), historians (the famous challenge of William Tell), scientific anecdotes (Newton and the law of universal gravitation), apples are also the protagonists of various films:

The time of apples, a 1980 French film directed by Claude Pinoteau, Sophie Marceau's film debut as Victoire “Vic” Berreton;

The Apple, the first work of Samira Makhmalbaf, daughter of the famous Iranian director Mohsen Makhmalbaf.

The cider house rules, film directed by Lasse Hallström, based on the novel of the same name by John Irving which stars a young orphan raised by a doctor who becomes an apple picker and discovers love on the farm where he works.

A famous apple is also the one printed on all the covers of the first book of the saga Twilight which has as protagonists the young and innocent Bella and the dark vampire Edward: the same Stephanie meyer, author of the hat-trick of books (Twilight follows New Moon and Eclipse), said:

The apple on the cover of Twilight represents the "forbidden fruit". I used Scripture from Genesis because I love the phrase "the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil". Isn't this exactly what happens to Bella? A knowledge of what is good and what is bad. The interesting thing about the apple is that it has many symbolic roots. Apples are very versatile fruits. In the end, I love the simplicity of the beautiful figure. I call it this: choice.

A recipe up your sleeve

A classic: lo apple strudel. You will need some quick unleavened dough that you will use as a base, in addition to the following ingredients (for 6 people): 1 kg of apples, 100 g of butter, 2 tablespoons of fine breadcrumbs, raisins, almonds, lemon peel, jam, sugar powder, powdered sugar.

Peel the apples, remove the core and cut them into very thin slices. In a pan, brown half the butter and the breadcrumbs. Roll out the dough with your hands to the maximum thinness on a floured tablecloth, grease the dough with liquefied butter and arrange the sliced ​​apples on top. Sprinkle the fried breadcrumbs on top, add sultanas, some peeled and chopped almonds, a little lemon scraping, a few tablespoons of your favorite jam and sprinkle some sugar.

Lift an edge of the tablecloth on which you have spread the dough and slowly roll the strudel on itself, using only the tablecloth and not your hands. You will get a kind of sausage that you will have to crush at both ends to close the filling well and prevent it from coming out.
Grease a baking tray and, again with the help of the floured tablecloth, let the strudel slide, giving it the rolled shape. Polish the cake with liquefied butter and keep it in the oven at medium heat for about 1 hour. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve.


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