Apples, raw, without skin, cooked, microwave

Fun Facts

  1. Apples are all created the same, nutritionally, but baking and drying create new textures and flavors. Baked apples tend to have additives, such as sugar, that will decrease the nutritional value. The best apples for baking include the McIntosh or a Granny Smith, but one of the worst is a Red Delicious due to its duller apple flavor. The Honeycrisp is one of the best to eat raw: It is sweet like honey and very crisp.
  2. Eating an apple in its natural state, raw and with the skin, provides 95 total calories. A raw apple is not a good source of protein with less than a half a gram per serving. The total carbohydrates in a medium-sized raw apple is 25 grams with 4 grams of fiber. Removing the skin from an apple also removes some of the nutrition.
  3. Apples can also be dried, which preserves many of their natural nutrients. For 1 cup of dried apples there are 209 total calories, 56 grams of total carbohydrates and 7.5 grams of fiber. The increase in calories, carbohydrates and fiber for the same serving size is due to the increase volume of apple that you are eating. When drying an apple the liquid is removed which shrinks the apple.

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