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The Best Apple

Which type of apple has the highest antioxidant content?

October 7, 2008 |
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Apples are one of the healthiest things on the planet, but which variety is the healthiest? In alphabetical order: fuji, gala, golden delicious, granny smith, or red delicious. I’ve give you a few moments to ponder… Any advice? Who says the healthiest apple one can buy is fuji??? Gala??? Golden???, Granny???, or Red delicious??? Are you sure? And the healthiest is… red delicious off the charts. Ah, but who’s number 2? Who’s the close second?

How many people say fuji is the second healthiest apple in the world??? Gala??? Golden delicious??? Granny smith??? Well it’s not Gala, so you folks can sit down. It’s not golden delicious. And finally, I actually gave you a hint when I said “who’s” number 2… it’s Granny!

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Dr. Michael Greger

Doctor's Note

Please feel free to post any ask-the-doctor type questions here in the comments section and I’d be happy to try to answer them. And check out the other videos on antioxidants. Also, there are 1,449 other subjects covered in the rest of my videos--please feel free to explore them as well!

  • http://nutritionfacts.org/members/mgreger/ Michael Greger M.D.

    Please feel free to post any ask-the-doctor type questions here in the comments section and I’d be happy to try to answer them. And check out the other videos on antioxidants. Also, there are 1,449 other subjects covered in the rest of my videos–please feel free to explore them as well!

  • Becca

    Does the nutrition in apples have to do with the reduced pesticides sprayed on them? I ask because Granny Smith apples from New Zealand are said to be sprayed with less pesticides than any of the apples in the USA. In the USA, apples are one of the highest chemically treated fruits with pesticides, according to the Environmental Working Group. But, I don’t know why Red Delicious would be the most nutritious. Can you elaborate.