As one of the most popular fruits in the country, apples are well known for being a healthy and convenient snack that will help to keep that doctor away.
Rich in antioxidants, apples help to protect our cells from damage caused by factors such as cigarette smoke, UV rays and pollution. Packed with a range of vitamins and minerals, apples also contain fibre which is important to support a healthy digestive system.
To break it down, one medium apple (roughly 182 grams) contains the following nutrients:
Fibre: 4 grams
Vitamin C: 14% of the RDI
Potassium: 6% of the RDI
Vitamin K: 5% of the RDI
What’s more, an apple also provides 2-4% of the RDI for copper, magnesium and the vitamins A, E, B1, B2, and B6.
Apples provide an array of antioxidants which can help with neutralising free radicals – reactive molecules in the body that build up because of natural processes or environmental stress. Too many of these free radicals can cause cell damage, potentially contributing to a range of conditions such as cancer and diabetes.
Here at Bensons we are passionate about the quality and provenance of our ingredients and are dedicated to producing delicious, natural drinks and ice-lollies that taste great and make you feel good! We use whole pressed fruit and don’t add any sugar – providing healthier alternative drinks suitable for the whole family.
One of our most popular products is our Totally Fruity Just Apple – an award wining natural fruit juice made from a seasonal selection of crisp British apples simply pressed. This is the heart of what we’re all about. Pure, simple and refreshing cloudy apple juice made from real fruit.
If you try anything from our range, make sure to tag us on social media and let us know what you think!
Happy Sunday 😊
From the Bensons Team x
Credit: Facts and Figures taken from BBC Good Food & Medical News Today