The Best Apple

The Best Apple
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Which type of apple has the highest antioxidant content?

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We’ve already learned that apples are one of the healthiest foods around, but which variety is the healthiest? In alphabetical order: Fuji, Gala, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, or Red Delicious? I’ll give you a few moments to think. Who votes Fuji as the healthiest apple? Gala??? Golden? Granny? Red Delicious? The healthiest is, Red Delicious—off the charts.

But who’s number two? Is Fuji is the second healthiest apple? Gala? Golden Delicious? Granny Smith? Well, it’s not Gala. It’s not Golden Delicious, either. I actually gave you a hint when I asked, “Who’s” number two… it’s Granny!

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We’ve already learned that apples are one of the healthiest foods around, but which variety is the healthiest? In alphabetical order: Fuji, Gala, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, or Red Delicious? I’ll give you a few moments to think. Who votes Fuji as the healthiest apple? Gala??? Golden? Granny? Red Delicious? The healthiest is, Red Delicious—off the charts.

But who’s number two? Is Fuji is the second healthiest apple? Gala? Golden Delicious? Granny Smith? Well, it’s not Gala. It’s not Golden Delicious, either. I actually gave you a hint when I asked, “Who’s” number two… it’s Granny!

To see any graphs, charts, graphics, images, and quotes to which Dr. Greger may be referring, watch the above video. This is just an approximation of the audio contributed by Dianne Moore.

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  1. 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.

  2. My tart Granny Smith favoritism has been justified:

    An apple a day could keep obesity away

    The study showed that Granny Smith apples surpass Braeburn, Fuji, Gala, Golden Delicious, McIntosh and Red Delicious in the amount of nondigestible compounds they contain. “The nondigestible compounds in the Granny Smith apples actually changed the proportions of fecal bacteria from obese mice to be similar to that of lean mice,” Giuliana Noratto said.

    The research article.

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