Fruits

Benefits of the Argentine Apple for health10

The apple Isaac Newton, Witch Snow White, the forbidden fruit Adam and Eve … besides occupy our imagination in science, the fairy tales and the beliefs, she is present on our tables, whether natural, or form of juices, pies, sweets or salads. It also has the advantage of being able to be preserved for longer, preserving its flavor and nutrients.

Originating in Asia, the apple has been used for millennia as a food source for people in cold regions. In the US, it arrived around 1800 and, since then, conquered the rest of America.

Today consumed all over the world, one of the most popular varieties in Brazil is the Argentinean apple . Discover now the benefits it brings to your body and your health.

WHY CONSUME ARGENTINEAN APPLES?

Also called Red Delicious, the variety we know as the Argentine apple actually came from Central Asia. More spherical in shape, it fills the eyes with its vibrant red color and stimulates the nose with its intense aroma. Its flavor, however, tends towards mild sweet.

With a firm texture, one of its greatest characteristics is that it has the most floury pulp. In addition to being consumed natural, the Argentine apple is widely used in desserts, pies, jellies and jams, being preferred in the preparation of baby food and purees.

ARGENTINE APPLE PROPERTIES

A good indication for health is to consume an apple a day, as it acts in several areas of our body. Learn about some of the main properties of the Argentine apple:

  • Minerals: Large amounts of potassium, which works as a diuretic to combat fluid retention. It also has calcium, which, combined with phosphorus, helps in the formation and strengthening of bones and teeth and in fighting osteoporosis.
  • Soluble fibre: apples are rich in pectin, an antioxidant that hinders the absorption of fats and glucose.
  • Vitamins: B1 (acts in the metabolism of glucose and amino acids); B2 and B3 (Niacin), both with antioxidant action, which work to combat free radicals and the nervous system; A and C, flavonoids with anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic properties, which also help fight aging-causing free radicals. Vitamin C also helps in the production of collagen, which revitalizes and tightens the skin.

To preserve the nutrients, it is recommended to consume the apple with its skin, as its fibers aid in digestion and promote cleansing of the body.

ARGENTINE APPLE BENEFITS

In addition to being used in food, in pies, sweets, jellies, juices and alcoholic beverages, such as liqueur and cider, the benefits of Argentine apples are countless.

Indicated for those looking for a healthier diet, with control of fitness and prevention of various diseases, see how the Argentine apple can act on your body:

  • Weight control: With an average of 70 to 80 kcal, the apple nourishes and generates a feeling of satiety, which makes it a good component for weight loss diets.
  • Because it contains plenty of water and soluble fiber, it prevents intestinal problems, fights obesity, rheumatism, gout and diabetes.
  • Controlling the level of cholesterol and diabetes: due to the high content of pectin found in its bark, which makes it difficult for the body to absorb fat and glucose. Apple peel can also be used in teas, which acts as diuretics.
  • Reduces fluid retention: due to the high potassium content of the pulp, it works as a diuretic. Furthermore, it helps to release Sodium from the body.
  • Prevents heart disease: Because of potassium and pectin, apples are great for the heart, as it prevents the accumulation of fat in the arterial wall. It also improves blood circulation.
  • Oral hygiene: With a firm pulp, apple bites promote cleaning teeth and strengthening the gums.
  • Anti-aging: Because it is rich in antioxidants, apple consumption helps to reduce wrinkles and sagging skin.
  • Among other benefits of the Argentine apple is also the fight against constipation, as it absorbs water and stimulates intestinal transit.

APPLE VARIETIES

Contrary to what many people imagine, there are thousands of varieties of apples, found mainly in temperate and tropical climates. We have gathered below the most popular varieties in Brazil and easily found in organic fairs and supermarkets.

  • Fuji apple – Originating in Japan, it has a sweet and slightly acidic flavor, and is also found in Australia, Brazil and Argentina. With a more crunchy and succulent pulp, it is one of the most produced in Brazil. Contains 56 calories.
  • Golden Delicious apple – Originating in the USA, its skin has a greenish yellow tone. With a light pulp, the Golden Delicious apple is sweet, crunchy and juicy.
  • Gala Apple – Originating in Central Asia. With large national production, it has a red color with green and yellow bursts. With a soft pulp and rich in sugars, it has a mild vanilla flavor. Calories: 63 kcal on average.
  • Red Delicious or Argentina apple – Reddish in color, intense and bright, it has a sweet flavor and is easy to digest. Its pulp is not very juicy and has a slightly floury texture. Argentine apple calories: 65 calories.
  • Green Apple (Granny Smith) – Originally from Australia, it has a green skin and a crunchy and juicy pulp, with a more sour flavor. Rich in chlorophyll, green apple is used to accompany savory dishes, salads and Detox juices. 65 calories.
  • Arkansas Black Apple – As the name says, it is originally from the state of Arkansas, USA. Its biggest difference is the skin color, a wine tone that gets darker as it matures. Its flavor is more sour.
  • Braeburn Apple – It is not so popular in Brazil, but it is one of the most traditional in the world, originating in New Zealand. Its bark has a series of orange and red stripes on a yellow background. With a crunchy texture, the flavor of the Braeburn apple is sweet and slightly spicy.

ARGENTINE APPLE PRICE

Although the apple is not a high-cost fruit for the average consumer, the Argentine apple is a variety that costs a little more than the others. On average, its price is around R$ 9.48 per kg, which makes a unit cost on average R$ 0.90. But that will always depend on the season in which you buy it.

ARGENTINE APPLE FOR BABY

As a very healthy and nutrient-rich fruit, apple is very suitable for baby’s first solid foods. And among them, the most recommended is the Argentinean apple, as it has a softer, succulent and sweeter pulp, easy to be digested. Use it mashed, in a pureed form. In addition to feeding, it is excellent for your puppy’s bowel function.

 

Check out other types of apple:

Apple Benefits and Properties

Benefits and Properties of Green Apple

Benefits and Properties of Fuji Apple

Benefits and Properties of Gala Apple

 | Website

Robert Asprin, APD is a non-dieting Accredited Practicing Dietitian passionate about inspiring positive changes in eating and lifestyle behaviors to help improve health while nurturing relationships with food and body.

Robert Asprin

Robert Asprin, APD is a non-dieting Accredited Practicing Dietitian passionate about inspiring positive changes in eating and lifestyle behaviors to help improve health while nurturing relationships with food and body.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *