Apple

The apple is a pseudo fruit originating from the tree called Malus of familia Rosacea very cultivated in Western Asia, Europe, North America. And also one of the most consumed fruits in the world and one of the most important antioxiodantes used in diets against the degenerative diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, cataracts, but also to prevent the bad cholesterol LDL, is also very effective in the treatment of diabetes and obesity – in this case, there is nothing better than the green apple. See:  Benefits of Apple– Slimming

 


Short Story

The apple besides being one of the most beautiful fruits is a celebrity in the vegetal world because its history and importance comes from the beginning of the Creation, being the main personage of the episode of the Eden, symbolizing the fruit of the sin “temptation”, in the Greek mythology like A golden apple of Aphrodite Goddess of Beauty and Love and supposedly participated in the proof of the Law of Gravity falling on the head of Newton when he slept leaning against an apple tree, along with Snow White, tale of the Brothers Grimm, adapted in the feature film of Walt Disney, reaching the top of his celebrity, soon after becomes symbol of the city of New York called Big Apple. Nor can we forget the symbol of the Macintosh – Apple, inspired by the type of apple McIntosh Red, common variety in the United States and Canada.

 

Types of apples

There are more than 7500 species of apples. The most known and consumed are:

Braeburn – New Zealand (since 1950), United States

Cameo – Washington (since 1980)

Cortland – New York (since the end of 1890)

Cox’s Orange Pippin – United Kingdom, New Zealand

Egremont Russet – Brittany

Empire – New York (since 1966)

Fuji – Japan (since 1930), Asia, Australia, Brazil, Argentina

Gala – New Zealand (since 1970), United States, Brazil, Argentina

Ginger Gold – Virginia (late 1960)

Golden Delicious – United States (since 1890), Europe, Brazil, Argentina

Granny Smit -: Australia (since 1868), California, Brazil

Honeycrisp – Minnesota (since 1960)

Idared- Idaho (since 1942)

Jonagold – New York (since 1968), and in other parts of the United States

Jonatha -: New York (since 1920), and in other parts of the United States

Lodi – Ohio

McIntosh – Canada (since 1811)

Newtown Pippin – New York (since 1759), Oregon

Old Apple – Ontario

Pink Lad -: Australia (since the early 1970s), Eastern United States, Brazil

Red Delicious – Iowa (since 1870), and in other parts of the United States, Argentina, Chile

Rome Beauty – Ohio (since the early 1800s)

Willie Sharp – Brazil

Winesap – United States

Worceste – Permain – United Kingdom

 

Nutritional information

In 100 grams of apple, we find the following nutritional information:

Energy: 53 calories;

Total fats 0.2 g

Saturated fats 0 g;

Polyunsaturated fats 0.1 g;

Monounsaturated fats 0 g;

Cholesterol 0 mg;

Carbohydrate 14 g;

Food fiber 2.4 g;

Proteins 0.3 g;

Vitamin D 0.1 IU;

Vitamin B6 0.2 mg;

Vitamin B12 0.02 mg;

Vitamin A 54 IU;

Vitamin C 4.6 mg;

Sodium 1 mg;

Potassium 107 mg;

Calcium 6 mg;

Iron 0.1 mg;

Magnesium 5 mg;

 

Benefits of Apple

The benefits of apple are so numerous that there is the famous saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” One of the most outstanding nutritional properties of apple is its concentration of vitamins. In addition to containing good amounts of vitamin C, apple is still a good source of B-complex vitamins.

Let’s look at some of the main benefits of this delicious fruit:

 

Astringent – The apple is a food that interferes positively in our voice. This fruit is rich in pectin, a substance that provides astringent action being a natural cleaner of our throat and pharynx because when it is swallowed, it scrapes the surface of these two organs, preventing the thick saliva from reaching the larynx, the tube at the beginning of the neck where the voice is produced, removing the secretions that hinder the vibration of the vocal chords, leaving the saliva thinner, favoring the articulation of the words.

 

Antibacterial – Helps reduce caries during chewing by acting as a natural detergent helping to remove bacterial plaque-forming microorganisms present in our oral cavity. In this case, children should consume at least 2 apples a day because of candies and candies which are part of your daily life. But we cannot leave aside the conventional way of brushing teeth after meals as well as the use of dental floss for perfect tooth cleaning.

 

Antioxidant – As we know, antioxidants fight free radicals that cause the aging of our cells that cause dangers degenerative diseases. Thus, flavonoids are the antioxidants that make the apple an ally in the prevention of cancer and the damage caused by LDL (the “bad cholesterol”), besides contributing to the health of blood vessels, it also prevents cataract (opacity of the lens ocular), reducing by up to 15% the risk to the daily consumers of this fruit. It acts against osteoporosis by increasing bone density and should also be part of the daily diet of the elderly, as they avoid neurodegenerative diseases, the so-called dementias such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

 

Diabetes – An average apple has about 19g of sugar-fructose and 4g of fiber. Fructose is different from refined and packaged sugarcane, but also takes less sugar and insulin into the bloodstream after meals. The amount of fiber contained in this fruit can delay the absorption of sugar in the body by preventing sugar and insulin peaks. Apple is a low-glycemic fruit and the flavonoids contained therein like quercetin can actually protect a person with diabetes. This does not prevent the monitoring of blood after the apple is ingested.

 

Slimming- The fibers and pectin found in the apple composition form a wonderful duo of combating obesity. The fibers, slow digestion, when ingested produce satiety during hours and pectin, which combats LDL, removes all fat from the organism, causing the apple to be an excellent component of the diet of slimming the green apple of the type Granny Smiths and the option with Higher content of fibers and polyphenols, antioxidants with anti-inflammatory action and, therefore, capable of avoiding inflammatory processes related to obesity.

 

Intestinal problems – Combats both diarrhea and constipation, regulating intestinal transit.

 

Respiratory System – The antioxidant quercetin present in the shell of the apple fights respiratory diseases, such as asthma, protecting our lungs.

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Apple muffin topping cinnamon

Preparation time: 20 minutes – Cooking time: 25 minutes

Yield: 6 muffins

 

Ingredients:

1 cup of wheat flour

1/2 cup whole wheat flour

3/4 cup brown sugar

1 lit bit salt

2 teaspoon baking powder

Tea spoon ground cinnamon

1/3 cup canola oil

1 egg

1/3 cup milk

2 peeled apples and finely chopped apples

 

Topping:

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1 tablespoon of wheat flour

1 tablespoon butter in small pieces

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

 

Method of preparation

 

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees.

Grease and flour six muffins;

In a bowl, put the flour, sugar, salt, bake powder and cinnamon powder.

Add the oil, egg and milk.

Mix well. Put the chopped apples;

Distribute the dough in the pans with a spoon;

In a small bowl, combine with a fork the ingredients of the topping.

 

Spread over the muffins. Bake and bake for 25 minutes.

Spit a toothpick in the center of the muffin. If it comes out clean, it’s ready.

 

 

  1. Apple crispy tapioca with oats and chia

 

Ingredients:

2 eggs

5 tablespoons of hydrated tapioca gum

1 apple

1 tablespoon oats in thin flakes

1 tablespoon chia in grains

Honey ( lit bit)

 

Method of preparation:

Place the eggs, tapioca gum, apple and oats in the blender and beat until smooth.

Add the grains of chia and stir with a spoon.

Then put the dough into a frying pan greased with vegetable oil and let it brown over low heat.

When starting to loosen, turn the crepioca to cook on both sides.

After ready brush honey to taste.

 

 

  1. Yogurt with apple, chestnut, nuts and oats

 

Ingredients:

 

1 light yogurt pot in taste of your preference

1 sliced apple

2 tablespoons chopped nuts

2 tablespoons chopped walnuts

1 tablespoon oats in thin flakes

Honey to sweeten if needed

Mix all the ingredients in a recipient and sweetened with honey if desired. It is ready.

 

  1. Apple pie skillet

 

Ingredients:

 

1 egg unit

1 apple

1 tablespoon oatmeal

l2 tablespoons cream

1 teaspoon baking powder

sweetener

cinnamon

coconut oil spreads

 

Method of preparation:

 

Peel the apple, cut into thin slices and set aside.

Beat the egg, flour, sour cream and baking powder with the mixer or fork

Grease nonstick skillet with butter, remove excess with paper towel, and preheat.

Place the sweetener (or honey) and cinnamon in skillet, spread the apples and dough over everything.

Cover the skillet and cook over low heat for about 7 minutes or until roasting.

Unmount and sprinkle cinnamon on top.

 

 

 

5.Apple Jam

 

(Ingredients:

 

3 apples

2 tablespoons of sugar

1/4 cup water

 

Method of preparation:

 

Peel diced apples into pan with water.

Bring to a low heat to cook until the pieces are very tender.

After cooking, mix with the mixer.

Return to the low heat by adding the sugar, stirring until the consistency of jam.

Remove from heat and place in suitable container.

 

Tip:

Recipe used for all fruits.

It is very important to cook the squash on low heat with little water until the pieces are very soft.

If you need to add water gradually for a good baking

 

 

  1. Pancakes with apple jam

 

Ingredients

 

1 and 1/2 cup of wheat

2 tablespoons of sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 cup milk

2 eggs lightly beaten

2 spoons of margarine

 

Method of preparation

 

Mix the wheat, sugar, baking powder and cinnamon.

Add eggs and milk and mix well.

Put the margarine in a nonstick skillet, add a little of the dough in the middle forming a circle, turn to the other side when it is golden.

Serve with apple jam.

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