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Apple properties

Apple properties

Mireia Cervera 13 October 2016

There is no reason for the old phrase: "an apple a day removes the doctor from your life." Find out in this post why the apple is a health icon.

The apple is one of the autumnal foods par excellence.Although it is true that we have had this fruit for a long time throughout the year, it is at this time when it is in full season and therefore it is the ideal season to enjoy it.

Apples are fruitscultivated since ancient times. It is possible that it was one of the first fruits to be consumed by man in the wild and one of the first to cultivate it. They came to Europe from the Middle East and it was on this continent that it evolved thanks, sobre all, to the Greco-Roman culture, who got the best apples thanks to the grafts. The ease of preservation made it one of the most used foods in the great voyages by sea of the conquistadors.It is Spanish, who introduced its cultivation in the American continent during the 16th century. Currently Spain is one of the main producing countries. Catalonia produces 40% of this fruit, followed by Aragon, La Rioja and Navarra.

The apple is the fruit of the apple tree, which belongs to the Rosaceae family, which includes most fruits and other European plants. There are approximately 8,000 different varieties of apples, and of course there are to ber a real expert on it to distinguish between some of them. From the reddest to green and yellow with acidic or sweet flavors, these are the most common in our markets: Early Red One, Top Red, Red Dlicious, Royal Gale, Grannand Smith, Golden Supreme and Reineta.

This simple but wonderful fruit has a multitude of properties. 85% of its composition is water. It mainly provides carbohydrates in the form of sugars, mostly fructose, which containsthey pour into the ideal fruit for diabetics. Among its vitamins, especially C. It also provides vitamin E, potassium and phosphorus, all in a small proportion.

An apple a day removes the doctor from your life.
Mireia Cervera Nutritionist Teresa Carles Healthy Foods Group - Flax & Kale