Apple ( Malus X domestica Borkh. )
DID YOU KNOW?
Apple plays a prominent role in ancient European culture. Hera was given golden apples by Gaia as a wedding present, while Atalanta lost the race against Melanion because of the golden apples tossed to her.
It was probably the Romans who spread the domestic apple by establishing plantations in the present area of France, Spain and Great Britain.
The health benefit of apple consumption is indicated by the well-known proverb "An apple a day keeps the doctor away". Due to its nutritional value it is beneficial to digestion; its high fibre and pectin content regulates bowel movements and provides an environment advantageous for beneficial intestinal bacteria. Apple is also one of the first foods given to infants in the Temperate Zone.
Due to its high pectin and calcium content, apple has anti-allergenic, disinfecting, skin softening and regenerating effects. The wax on the peel has softening effects, while the extract of the pulp, the pectin and the water soluble fragrances are conditioners.
Water content: 90%
Malic acid: 0.4-1.0 g/100 g
Vitamin C: 5 mg/100 g
Vitamin B: 100 g/100 g
Potassium: 90-110 mg/100 g
Calcium: 2-3 mg/ 100 g, Phosphorus: 6-8 mg/100 g