Making Smoothies with Apples

Apples are round-shaped tree fruits that are firm in texture and have smooth outer skin. They come in various shades of red, green, and yellow, and range in flavor from very tart to very sweet. There are over 7,000 varieties of apples grown worldwide. The top apple producers in the world include China, the United States, Turkey, and Poland, with China producing 50% of the the world's apples.

Peel it?

No need. Both the flesh and skin of apples are edible and nutritious.

History of the Apple

The ancestor of today's apples have said to have been found in Central Asia and the Middle East. Apple cultivation has been dated back to ancient Egypt, Greek, and Roman civilizations. The Romans bred apples to perfect their flavor and size, and were responsible for spreading the delicious fruit throughout Europe. By the 1800s, settlers in the United States introduced and began cultivating a variety of apples, many of which were grown in Washington state. As railways began to emerge, apples were able to be distributed across all of North America.

Fun Facts

  • Apples are a member of the rose family.
  • Apple trees take roughly 5 years to produce their first fruit.
  • The largest (recorded) apple ever picked weighed 3 pounds.


Smoothie Recipes with Apples

Apple Ginga

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Discovering Earth

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Hulk Blood

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Apple Flavor Pairings

Agave, Allspice (ground), Almonds, Apricot, Banana, Beet Root, Blackberry, Blueberry, Cabbage (red), Carrot, Cayenne Pepper (spice), Celery, Cherry (sour), Cherry (sweet), Jalapeno, Cinnamon (Ground), Cloves (ground), Coconut Meat, Cranberries, Cucumber, Currant (black), Currant (red & white), Date (medjool), Endive, Fennel Bulb, Fig, Ginger Root, Oats, Grapes, Honey, Jicama, Kale, Lemon, Lettuce (romaine), Maple Syrup, Peppermint, Spearmint, Nutmeg (ground), Onion, Walnuts, Parsnip, Pear, Black Pepper, Plum, Pumpkin, Quince, Raspberry, Rhubarb, Rosemary, Sesame Seeds, Spinach, Squash (butternut), Squash (acorn), Brown Sugar, Sweet Potato, Vanilla Extract, Cider Vinegar, Watercress, Zucchini Squash, Kiwifruit, Lime, Orange, Peach, Pomegranate, Strawberry, Brussel Sprout, Cauliflower, Chard (swiss), Beet Greens, Collard Greens, Parsley,
Apple Nutrition Facts
Amount Per 100g
Calories 52.0
Calories from Fat 1.53
Total Fat 0.17g
Saturated Fat 0.028g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.007g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.051g
Cholesterol 0.0mg
Sodium 1.0mg
Potassium 107.0mg
Total Carbohydrate 13.81g
Dietary Fiber 2.4g
Sugars 10.39g
Protein 0.26g
Vitamin A 3.0µg
Vitamin C 4.6mg
Calcium 6.0mg
Iron 0.12mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs.
Vitamins
Choline 3.4mg
Folate 3.0µg
Niacin 0.091mg
Riboflavin 0.026mg
Thiamin 0.017mg
Vitamin B-12 0.0µg
Vitamin B-6 0.041mg
Vitamin D 0.0IU
Vitamin E 0.18mg
Vitamin K 2.2µg
Minerals
Copper 0.027mg
Magnesium 5.0mg
Phosphorus 11.0mg
Selenium 0.0µg
Zinc 0.04mg
Other
Caffeine 0.0mg
Theobromine 0.0mg
Water 85.56g
All nutrient values are calculated from the USDA nutrition database.
Scientific NameMalus domestica
Nitrogen Factor6.25
Protein Factor3.36
Fat Factor8.37
Carb Factor3.6