Apple (Malus domestica [Suckow] Borkh.) is a medium-sized, pomaceous fruit that belongs to the Rosaceae family. This juicy looking fruit originated in the mountainous regions of Kazakhstan in Asia continent. Apples come in various sizes.
Apple trees are cultivated worldwide .The most widely grown species is in the genus Malus.They are naturally available in red, purplish-pink, yellow and green colors.
The skin is a firm on the outside and its fleshy and juicy on the inside. Apples have a combination of sweet and sour taste.
Apples are considered as nutrient dense fruits, this fruit provide a lot of nutrient. It contains a vitamin C, vitamin K, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6 and minerals such as riboflavin, potassium, copper, maganase, and magnesium.
Also contains organic compound ;phytochemicals and flavanoid such as Epicatechin, Quercetin, Phloridzin.
Apples are also rich source of poly phenols ,an important group of antioxidant.
Helps to prevent cancer
Helps in digestion
Help to smooth bowel movement
Helps in the treatment of anaemia
Helps fight rheumatism due to the presence of flavonoid
Beneficial to the skin
Help cure respiratory problems such as Asthma due to its anti inflammatory constituent.
Helps control diabetes
Reduce pressure on blood vessels
Helps to fight signs of damage skin such as wrinkles, blood circulation
Apples contain pectin, which helps bulk up the stool to treat diarrhea and constipation.
Apples also contain some chemicals that seem to be able to kill bacteria, reduce swelling in the body, and kill cancer cells.
Apple peel contains a chemical called ursolic acid that is suspected to have a role in building muscle and metabolism.
Apple seeds, however, contain cyanide and are poisonous.
We can therefore say Apples are indeed a great health booster due to its nutritional values .
Apples can be best eaten naturally and juiced without added sugar.
PhD (Pharmacology) Pursuing, M.Pharma (Pharmacology), B.Pharma – Certificate in Nutrition and Child Care
Dt.Ms. Shilpa Marwah
B.Sc (Home Science), Post Graduation Diploma in Dietetics and Public Health Nutrition
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