An apple a day

One of our Food Databanks team has grown some monstrous apples this year, which got us thinking, what nutrients would we get if we ate this one?

Here is what we found:

Weight 673g
Nutrients per apple, 587g, assuming 13% left behind is the core.
Kcal: 334
Protein: 3.5g
Carbohydrate: 67g
of which is sugars: 67g
Fibre: 7.0g
Fat: 2.9g
Salt: 0.01g

If, strangely, you would want to eat all 587g of this apple by yourself it would have this traffic light label (produced using the NIS/Nutritics software)

You can see that the label is red for sugars because this oversized apple contains 75% of the daily adult reference intake. But there are many benefits too, it’s very low fat and salt, this apple contains half a litre of water as well so it will help keep you hydrated. It also provides 32% RI for fibre, 44% RI for vitamin K and 44% RI for vitamin C. Not to mention all the lovely bioactive compounds accumulated in that red skin.

You might be wondering, for comparison, what the weight of an average apple without a core is, its 67g for a small one, 100g for a medium and 153g for a large. Which, by my estimate puts our apple as an XXXL, but not close to the Guinness world record 1849g apple grown in Japan.

If you would like to know more about the composition of foods visit our website and if you would like information on how to calculate a nutrition label pop over to Nutritional Information Solutions.


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