Apple Nutrition

Nutrients in 100 g (3.5 oz)

Updated | 2023-09-28

Written and reviewed by the NatureClaim Team




Apple


Overview of Apple Nutrition

Scientific Name: Malus domestica


Order: Rosales


Family: Rosaceae


The apple Malus domestica originated from Central Asia. Apples belong to the Rosaceae family, which includes numerous flowering plants such as roses. This fruit most likely originated from Kazakhstan; a country located in Central Asia. The former capital city of Kazakhstan, Alma-Ata, means "Apple-Father," and its current name, Almaty, translates to "Full of Apples" in the Kazakh language. The Malus species, Malus sieversii, is the wild ancestor to cultivated apples. Malus sieversii can be found in the forests around Almaty, as well as other parts of southern Kazakhstan. Apple fruits range in taste and flavor. Some varieties are sweet while others have a sour flavor. Apples contain almost no calories. The calorific value in 100 g of apples is 3% of one's daily value (DV). Apples are a good source of dietary fiber (9% DV). Dietary fiber is important for a healthy gut. A fiber-rich diet is helpful for relieving constipation and removing waste from the body. In addition to this, dietary fiber may play a role in limiting excessive blood sugar, slowing down the absorption of nutrients, and helping to reduce cholesterol in the body. An apple has some vitamin C, which is also known as ascorbic acid (5% DV). Vitamin C is important for wound healing of the gums and skin because it is involved in the synthesis of collagen. This vitamin also contributes to the immune system by helping white blood cells function more effectively. Most of an apple's vitamins and minerals are derived from the skin of the fruit. Therefore, if you want to consume all the essential nutrients present in apples, you should eat this fruit without peeling the skin.



Calories
Name Amount % Daily Value
Calories 52 kcal 3%


Carbohydrates
Name Amount % Daily Value
Total Carbs 13.81 g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2.40 g 9%
Sugars 10.39 g
Starch 0.05 g


Sterols
Name Amount % Daily Value
Cholesterol 0.00 mg 0%
Phytosterols 12.00 mg


Fat and Fatty Acids
Name Amount % Daily Value
Total Fat 0.17 g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.03 g 0%
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01 g
Polyunsaturated Fat, total 0.05 g
  • 18:2 n-6 (LA), Omega-6
0.04 g
  • 18:3 n-6 (GLA)
- g
  • 18:3 n-3 (ALA), Omega-3
0.01 g
  • 18:4 n-3 (SDA)
0.00 g
  • 20:5 n-3 (EPA)
0.00 g
  • 22:5 n-3 (DPA)
0.00 g
  • 22:6 n-3 (DHA)
0.00 g
Trans Fat 0.00 g


Protein and Amino Acids
Name Amount % Daily Value
Protein, total 0.26 g 1%
  • Tryptophan
0.00 g
  • Threonine
0.01 g
  • Isoleucine
0.01 g
  • Leucine
0.01 g
  • Lysine
0.01 g
  • Methionine
0.00 g
  • Cystine
0.00 g
  • Phenylalanine
0.01 g
  • Tyrosine
0.00 g
  • Valine
0.01 g
  • Arginine
0.01 g
  • Histidine
0.01 g
  • Alanine
0.01 g
  • Aspartic Acid
0.07 g
  • Glutamic Acid
0.03 g
  • Glycine
0.01 g
  • Proline
0.01 g
  • Serine
0.01 g


Vitamins
Name Amount % Daily Value
Vitamin C 4.60 mg 5%
Thiamin 0.02 mg 2%
Riboflavin 0.03 mg 2%
Niacin 0.09 mg 1%
Pantothenic Acid 0.06 mg 1%
Vitamin B6 0.04 mg 2%
Folate, total 3.00 mg 1%
  • Folic Acid
0.00 mcg
  • Food Folate (dietary folate equivalent)
3.00 mcg
Choline 3.40 mg 1%
Betaine 0.10 mg
Vitamin B12 0.00 mcg 0%
Vitamin A, total 2.71 mcg 0%
  • Retinol Acitiviy Equivalent
3.00 mcg
  • Retinol
0.00 mcg
  • Beta-Carotene
27.00 mcg
  • Alpha-Carotene
0.00 mcg
  • Beta-Cryptoxanthin
11.00 mcg
Lycopene 0.00 mcg
Lutein and Zeaxanthin 29.00 mcg
Vitamin E, total 0.18 mg 1%
  • Alpha-Tocopherol
0.18 mg
  • Beta-Tocopherol
0.00 mg
  • Gamma-Tocopherol
0.00 mg
  • Delta-Tocopherol
0.00 mg
Vitamin D 0.00 mcg 0%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 2.20 mcg 2%
Biotin - mcg -


Minerals
Name Amount % Daily Value
Calcium 6.00 mg 0%
Iron 0.12 mg 1%
Magnesium 5.00 mg 1%
Phosphorus 11.00 mg 1%
Potassium 107.00 mg 2%
Sodium 1.00 mg 0%
Zinc 0.04 mg 0%
Copper 0.03 mg 3%
Manganese 0.04 mg 2%
Selenium 0.00 mcg 0%
Iodine - mcg -
Chromium - mcg -
Molybdenum - mcg -
Chloride - mg -
Fluoride 3.30 mg


Flavonoids
Name Amount


Others
Name Amount
Water 85.56 g
Ash 0.19 g
Alcohol 0.00 g
Caffeine 0.00 mg
Theobromine 0.00 mg
Resveratrol - mg
Phytoalbumin - mg
Chlorogenic Acid - mg

The "-" means insufficient data.

% Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet or refer to the Dietary Reference Intakes for a specific life stage.


Reference(s):

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. FoodData Central, Current Release.

National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements. Vitamin and Mineral Supplement Fact Sheets. Accessed from https://ods.od.nih.gov/.