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The apple  is one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits, and the most widely known of the many members of genus Malus that are used by humans (Wikipedia, nd).

Allergy Alert:

Apples create allergic reactions in a relatively small percentage of people. Although it is considered a low allergy-incidence food, this fruit can produce oral allergy symptoms in people who are allergic to birch pollen. These individuals may experience sensitivities only to uncooked apples or only to apple skins (Livestrong, January 26, 2014).

Common Uses:

Apples are often eaten raw. The whole fruit including the skin is suitable for human consumption except for the seeds, which may affect some consumers. The core is often not eaten and is discarded. Also apples can be canned or juiced. They are milled or pressed to produce apple juice, which may be drunk unfiltered or filtered (Wikipedia, nd).

Nutritional Information:

Amount Per 1 medium (3″ dia) (182 g)

Calories 95
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.3 g 0%
Saturated fat 0.1 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 2 mg 0%
Potassium 195 mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 25 g 8%
Dietary fiber 4.4 g 17%
Sugar 19 g
Protein 0.5 g 1%
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 14%
Calcium 1% Iron 1%
Vitamin D 0 µg Vitamin B-6 5%
Vitamin B-12 0% Magnesium 2%

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