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].

[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.