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Apple Facts and Nutritional Information

Everything you need to know about your favorite apples including nutritional information such as number of calories and dietary fiber and other random facts.

Published May 29, 2007 by lobo235
Last updated on Jul 3, 2007

Did you know that apples are an excellent diet food? They have no fat in them and they are low in calories and usually high in dietary fiber and vitamin C. Apples can be used to lose weight quickly when you replace one or two meals with them. The apples will help you lose weight because they have little or no fat in them and they are low in calories but they are also high in dietary fiber which will help your metabolism. Here is some info about different kinds of apples and their nutritional values including calories, fat content, and dietary fiber.

Gala Apple

Gala apples are small and are usually red with a portion being greenish or yellow-green, vertically striped. Gala apples are fairly resistant to bruising and are sweet, grainy, with a mild flavor and a thinner skin than most apples. They are also considered to be a very soft eating apple due to their lack of crispiness, well-suited for denture wearers. Gala Apples are an excellent choice for snacking and salads and hold up well in baking too. Native to New Zealand, this apple is now grown extensively in the United States since it's introduction in the 1970s. Nutritional information for the Gala Apple is as follows:

Gala Apple Nutritional Information
Serving Size: 1 medium apple (about 150g)

Calories 80
Total Fat 0g
Dietary Fiber 5g
Vitamin C 20% Daily Value

a bunch of multi-colored apples

Golden Delicious Apple

The Golden Delicious apple is a large, yellow skinned apple that has a crisp, juicy, mild sweet taste. It is prone to bruising and shriveling, though, so extra care in handling and storage must be taken. It is quite aromatic and is sweeter than the green apple and is a favorite for salads, apple sauce and apple butter. Some people think that the Golden Delicious apple is just a yellow cousin of the popular Red Delicious apple. But, in fact, they are related in name only. The Golden Delicious apple has an appealingly uniform shape. Nutritional information for the Golden Delicious Apple is as follows:

Golden Delicious Apple Nutritional Information
Serving Size: 1 medium apple (about 150g)

Calories 80
Total Fat 0.5g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Vitamin C 13% Daily Value

Red Delicious Apple

Red Delicious apples are red (of course) with a crisp, yellow flesh. It is a very sweet apple that usually doesn't have a very tart taste. Red Delicious apples are good for snacking on or to put in salads. The Red Delicious apple will look good for a long time so it is often used in decorating. Also, it usually has a very uniform shape.

Red Delicious Apple Nutritional Information
Serving Size: 1 small apple (about 110g)

Calories 72
Total Fat 0.4g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Vitamin C 8% Daily Value

various sliced applesFuji Apple

The Fuji apple's appearance is a distinctive combination of red blush, striped with yellow and sometimes green. It is typically a large apple that is very round. They have a very dense flesh that is sweeter and crispier than most other apples. Fuji apples are becoming a favorite in many US households and may soon surpass the Golden Delicious and Red Delicious apples in popularity. As the name might suggest, the Fuji apple originates from Japan where it outsells every other variety of apple. Fuji apples have a very long shelf life compared to most apples.

Fuji Apple Nutritional Information
Serving Size: 1 medium apple (about 100g)

Calories 60
Total Fat 0g
Dietary Fiber 5g
Vitamin C 20% Daily Value

Granny Smith Apple

Granny Smith apples are green and lightly speckled and some varieties known as Blushing Grannies have a pink blush. A Granny Smith apple typically has a slightly sour and sharp flavor than other types of apples. It usually has a harder texture as well which can cause problems for those who wear dentures. They are crisp, tart, juicy apples that are good for both cooking and snacking.

Granny Smith Apple Nutritional Information
Serving Size: 1 large apple (about 240g)

Calories 121
Total Fat 0g
Dietary Fiber 4.8g
Vitamin C 10% Daily Value

So, there you have it. Apples are a wonderful, tasty, healthy food that we can all enjoy. If your favorite apple is not listed here and you would like us to add it let us know.

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