22. June 2018

Red or Green Apples?

The question of "red apples vs green" divides many. Those on the green apple train love the crispy tartness and thicker skin. While red apple fans appreciate the sweetness and juiciness. But from a nutritional perspective, is there a difference between red and green apples? The answer is yes, a little.

As for which variety is "healthier", each has their own nutritional benefits. For those being careful of their carb and sugar intake, green apples come out on top. But the difference isn't huge.

Is there a nutritional difference between red and green apples

„The health benefit differences are negligible. However, green apples may contain slightly more fibre and less carbohydrates and sugar than red apples," says nutritionist Fiona Tuck. If antioxidants are your focus, then red apples win. Again, the difference is small. Red apples contain higher amounts of anthocyanins which are found in the red skin, which offer antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits.

"Apples are rich in antioxidants, pectin, quercetin and flavonoids to protect our cells from oxidative damage. They are particularly good for heart, bowel and liver health and make an easy to carry, tasty snack.“


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