there are so many different kinds of apples, just want to know what everyone's favorites are.
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Honeycrisp, Empire, Gala, Pink Lady.
BUT, some are better than others when it comes to nutritional value... and eat the peel - pesticides and all
Eat your Apples, but...
There wasn't a bad apple in the bunch, and the peels had many more antioxidants than the flesh. Here are the rankings for flesh phenol content:
Red Delicious apples had more than twice as many polyphenols as Empire apples, the study shows.
What about Gala, Granny Smith, Pink Lady, Jonagold, Fuji, and other apple varieties? They weren't in the running. Tsao's team studied apples that are popular in Canada, not the U.S. All of the apples came from the same farm and were grown under the same conditions.
A wide range in antioxidant content among different apple cultivars has also been found (Boyer and Liu, 2003/04). Fuji had the highest level of flavonoids, followed by Delicious, Northern Spy, Fortune, Gala, Liberty, Rome Beauty, Golden Delicious, Jonagold, Idared, Cortland, and Empire in decreasing order. Fuji also had the highest level of phenolics, followed by Delicious, Gala, Liberty, Northern Spy, Golden Delicious, Rome Beauty, Fortune, Jonagold, Idared, Cortland, and Empire in decreasing order. Similarly, MacLean, Murr, and DeEll (2003) showed that the antioxidant capacity of Empire was half that of Delicious apples.
Lee, Rupasinghe, and Jackson (2004) investigated the major phenolic profiles of eight Ontario-grown apple cultivars and found that the total antioxidant capacity, total phenols content, and flavonoids levels were the highest in Honeycrisp and Delicious, moderate in Idared, Spartan, Granny Smith, and Cortland, and the lowest in Crispin and Empire. Furthermore, apple peel contained 2 to 10-fold higher levels than the core and flesh tissue.It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
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I like any apples like Gala and Fuji. (The ones that are like a mix between red-yellow-orange-green colored)eating out? a nutritional guide to popular restaurants and fast food!
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