Health Benefits of Green Apple

The green apple is one of the main characters in salpicão, green juices and various types of salad. It also became the darling of the fitness class, for containing less carbohydrates, fewer calories and for its properties that help in the weight loss process. It, with its characteristic sour flavor, is the face of our climate, bringing more freshness to various recipes. Discover now the benefits and properties of this apple variety and what it can do for your health.


Nutrient-rich green apple is the popular name for the Granny Smith variety, which originates in Australia and is named after the farmer Mary Ann Smith, who first cultivated it in 1868. Granny Smith, or Grandma Smith, was as Mary was known in the region. The origin of the green apple is due to a rare mutation in the fruit. This variety is characterized by the green color of the skin and the acidity of the flavor.


Like the other varieties of fruit, the green apple has a large amount of vitamins, minerals and fiber in its composition. However, unlike the others, its skin has a green color, less calories and a peculiar flavor.

Rich in pectin, soluble dietary fiber that prevents cardiovascular disease, helps reduce bad cholesterol (LDL) and increase good cholesterol (HDL). As it helps the bowel to function, apple pectin is very beneficial in preventing colorectal cancer.

Quercetin, a flavonoid present in the green apple, is responsible for preventing various types of cancer and protecting the respiratory system.

Among the properties of green apple are still amino acids and minerals Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium and Nitrogen.


An excellent source of nutrients, the green apple is now considered the “cool” version of traditional apples, especially after it fell in favor of the fitness class. No accident. It contains less sugar than its red-skinned “sisters”. Although it has more calories than the rest (60 to 90 calories per 100g), it makes up for all of this by its ability to absorb a lot of water, stimulating bowel function and acting as a natural laxative. That’s why green apple is one of the main ingredients in Detox green juices and refreshing salads used in weight-loss diets.

green apple benefits

In addition to being tasty and refreshing, green apple has several health benefits:

– Antacid action: aids digestion and offers relief from heartburn and reflux.

– Contains Phosphorus, which acts to control mood.

– Green apple vitamins: this variety is rich in vitamins A, Complex B and C, in addition to dietary fiber.

– Combating smoking – maintaining a green apple diet helps to control smoking addiction.

– Controls glucose – due to its high content of soluble fibers, it is an ally of people who suffer from diabetes, as it controls the release of insulin. As it is more slowly digested, it is perfect to be consumed before training.

– Contains essential minerals and vitamins for the proper functioning of our body, being excellent for controlling the glycemic index, fighting cholesterol and diabetes.

– Because it contains a low carbohydrate index, it helps in weight reduction diets.

– Fights cardiovascular disease – green apples contain more potassium than other varieties, a mineral that helps keep the heart rate steady.

– High amount of antioxidants, which help fight free radicals, delay aging and prevent various types of cancer.

– Relief from migraine attacks – Scientists point out that sniffing a green apple can alleviate the pain and discomfort of a migraine.

– Fights nausea and nausea – nausea from various causes, from car travel or early pregnancy can be alleviated by eating a few slices of green apple.

– Anti-inflammatory, diuretic and detoxifying action. Therefore, it is widely used in Detox Green Juice, which promotes cleansing of all the organs of the body.


Unlike traditional red apples, which have a reddish rind and a sweet taste, the green or Granny Smith-type apple has the difference of having a green rind and a more acidic taste. However, both are very good for health, as they contain elements that act to prevent diseases, in addition to fibers that help the bowel function.

However, the green apple counts in its favor because it has less sugar content than the red one and absorbs more fluids, helping with digestion. While Argentine apples have about 70 to 130 calories per unit, green apples can have 65 to 110 calories. Both red apples and green apples have a high content of pectin in their composition, a soluble fiber that provides a feeling of satiety. Therefore, they are great for a mid-morning or afternoon snack.


As we’ve already said, green apples have all the properties of the others, with some advantages: less carbohydrate and greater fluid absorption, which favors better bowel function and, therefore, helps you lose weight. Therefore, it is very indicated in salads and in the preparation of Detox green juice, which, as the name says, is a great detoxifier.

Because it is more slowly digested and generates a feeling of satiety, it is excellent to be consumed before training. It also contains polyphenols, antioxidants that prevent inflammatory processes caused by obesity.

Green apple calories: this variety has a low caloric value (on average 83 calories per 100g), associated with pectin, which reduces the absorption of fat by the body, helping to lose weight. A good tip is to consume it with low-fat yogurt, oats and granola. As a component of green juice, green apples help eliminate toxins and improve blood circulation.


Now that you know why the green apple is welcome in weight reduction diets, how about a tasty Detox Juice with green apple recipe?


add spinach sprig

two cabbage leaves

1/2 cart

1 green apple (seedless)

1 piece of ginger (1 cm)

1 glass of mineral water or coconut water

1/2 lemon juice

mint to taste

Preparation: blend everything in a blender, with some ice cubes and keep in the fridge. It is recommended to drink this juice at least 3 times a week, upon waking up. You will feel a real cleansing in your system.


Apple prices in the domestic market do not vary so much between one type and another, however, the apples with more output (those that are more cultivated) are Gala and Fuji , which favors the price. The green apple, having lower production, has a slightly higher cost, in addition to being a larger apple. Anyway, it’s a fruit that is literally worth its weight.


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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.

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