Apple peel and color: beneficial qualities of the fruit

Everyone knows that apple peel has a lot of useful qualities. But few people know that the entire arsenal of usefulness of this fruit also depends on its color.


There are more than 7 thousand apple varieties in the world. Agree, the figure is pretty impressive. However, simply by dividing all the apples into red, yellow and green, you can determine which variety is best for you. Today the editors will tell you what is the difference between different apple colors.

Apple peel

If I buy fruit at the store, I try to peel the skin off. Either this is my excessive precaution, or a banal disgust, but the apple peel does not inspire confidence at all. Washing is not enough for me.

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However, if I manage to grab a couple of kilograms of real homemade apples, I will definitely leave the peel. First, it contains flavonoids. These are special components that have a beneficial effect on the heart. By the way, they are also found in grapes, pomegranates, cherries, berries and citrus fruits.

Secondly, apple peel is rich in vitamins A and C. It contains large amounts of calcium, phosphorus, potassium and iron. In addition, there is a special antioxidant quercetin, which has a beneficial effect on the human body.

Green apples

The first thing that comes to mind when you mention green apples is their generally sour taste. The fact is that they contain less sugarthan red apples. Accordingly, the calorie content of green fruits is lower. Therefore, nutritionists advise eating exactly green apples if a person is losing weight.

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Also, green apples increased acidity… Therefore, they are perfect for those people whose acidity, on the contrary, is lowered. By the way, acid acts as a protection against caries.

Green apple varieties are believed to be good for people with diabetes. The fact is that such fruits have low glycemic index due to the pectin substances they contain.

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Also in green apples significantly more iron and vitamin C… If you have a tendency to allergies, it is best to eat green apples as well. They are hypoallergenic.

Red apples

In many ways, red apples lose to green ones. First, they have more sugar and less iron. Secondly, red varieties contain a less rich vitamin complex. However, the acidity of such fruits is much lower.

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In addition, red apples are recommended for people with cardiovascular disease. The substance, which is in the red peel, supports the proper functioning of blood vessels. Red fruits also contain pectin. It helps eliminate cholesterol from the body.

Yellow apples

Unlike green and red apples, yellow apples contain significantly less iron. However, they contain more pectin, which makes it easier for the body to resist various radioactive and toxic substances. In addition, yellow apple varieties are good for the liver as they normalize bile production.

By the way, some varieties of yellow apples have a special caramel flavor. For example, these are “banana” or “Golden Delicious” varieties. These fruits not only have a very unusual smell, but also taste that is different from red and green apples.

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They say that if you eat one apple a day, you can protect yourself from many diseases and strengthen your immune system. How often do you eat apples and do you like them at all? It will be great if you share with us the name of your favorite variety in the comments!

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