A Healthy Appetite For Apples
You know the old adage: “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Well, that’s actually some sound advice!
Eating one large apple provides 20% of the recommended daily value of dietary fiber, 8% of the antioxidant Vitamin C, and 7% of your day’s potassium, all for only 130 calories… with no fat, no sodium, and no cholesterol!
The USDA’s Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend eating 2 cups of fruit each day. How do apples measure up?
Easily achieve 2 cups of fruit each day by eating:
- 2 small apples
- 1 large apple
- 2 cups sliced or diced apples
The average U.S. consumer eats about 16.82 pounds of fresh apples a year – about one apple per week.
A Hearty “Thank You” from Washington Apple Growers:
Ongoing consumer attitude tracking in nine major markets across the United States has shown that Washington Apples remain number one as far as consumers are concerned. According to one report, 56 percent of those surveyed named Washington as the brand they look for when buying apples.