Core Facts

Eat 5 or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day. Apples make it easy.

1. Le Crunch French apples come in many varieties

Think Fuji, Gala, Golden Delicious, Braeburn, Granny Smith & Red Delicious! Le Crunch French apples come in a range of unique flavours, which can’t be found in other fruits and vegetables.

2. Apples are Mother Nature’s original fast foods

Eat them fresh, in slices or made into a sauce or juice.

3. Apples are nutritious

Apples have several nutritional benefits and provide vitamins, minerals, and various trace-elements that can be beneficial to our diet.

Gym bag essentials

  • Thanks to their high water content (85%), apples can be considered as a beneficial source of additional water to athletes who wish to rehydrate after exercising.
  • A research group from Japan has found that dietary apple polyphenols have preventative effects against certain muscle injuries [1].

Healthy partners

  • Apples can help you keep hunger at bay. Chewing on an apple helps stimulate part of the hypothalamus which triggers the feeling of being full [2, 3]. Thanks to their high fibre content and their capacity to help you feel full, apples can help you manage your weight [3]
  • Fibres also play an important role in preventing cardio-vascular disease as they limit the absorption of sugars and fats [4].
  • Apples can be part of a healthy diet as they help fill the need for something sweet without providing too many calories [5, 6].
  • Eating apples contributes to reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes and can be eaten every day by patients with diabetes [7, 8].
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  • [1] Nakazato K and al.: Dietary apple polyphenols have preventive effects against lengthening contraction-induced muscle injuries. Mol Nutr Food Res 2010 ; 54 : 364-72.
  • [2] Mattes RD and al.: Effects of food form and timing of ingestion on appetite and energy intake in lean and obese young adults. J Am Diet Assoc 2009 ; 109 : 430-7
  • [3] Flood-Obbagy JE and al.: The effect of fruit in different forms on energy intake and satiety at a meal. Appetite 2009 ; 52 : 416-22
  • [4] EFSA, Panel on Dietetic Products, Nutrition, and Allergies (DNA). Scientific Opinion on dietary reference values for carbohydrates and dietary fiber. EFSA Journal 2010 ; 8 : 1-77
  • [5] de Oliveira M and al. : Weight loss associated with a daily intake of three apples or three pears among overweight women. Nutrition 2003 ; 19 : 253-6.
  • [6] Yao M and al.: Dietary energy density and weight regulation. Nutr Rev 2001 ; 59 : 247-58.
  • [7] Hyson DA. A comprehensive review of apples and apple components and their relationship to human health. Adv Nut 2011: 2 408-20
  • [8] Wedick NM and al. Dietary flavonoid intakes and risk of type 2 diabetes in US men and women. Am J Clin Nutr 2012: 95 925-33

4. Main features

  • With their diverse and well-balanced composition, apples can be considered as an “ideal” fruit. Moderately energising, an apple provides 54 Kcalories per 100g, which means around 80 to 95 Kcalories for an average apple.
  • Carbohydrates: 9 to 15 g per 100g. They are the main source of calories and give apples their sweetness and flavour.
  • Organic acids provide apples with a distinctive tangy finish. Proteins and fats: 0.3g per 100g.
  • Thirst-quenching and refreshing, apples are made up of more than 85% of water, in which are dissolved numerous minerals and trace-elements that can play a beneficial role for cellular metabolism.
  • Apples are also a source of various vitamins, such as vitamin B, vitamin E (0.5mg per 100g), provitamin A, and up to 25mg Vitamin C depending on the variety.
  • Fibre: Apples are high in fibres, and these reach 2.1g per 100g on average when peeled; 3 to 3.7g when not peeled.
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