Nutritional values 100 g KIKU®-apples contain (average)1:
Energy²: kj 209 – kcal 50
Proteins: 0,34 g
Carbohydrates: 10,32 g
Fat: 0,58 g
Water: 84,9 g
Roughage: 2,02 g
Minerals: 0,32 g
Vitamin C: 12 mg
1) Souci-Fachmann-Kraut: Die Zusammensetzung der Lebensmittel -Nährwerttabellen- 6th edition, medpharm Scientific Publishers, Stuttgart 2000
2) Energy in kJ = (proteins • 17) + (fat • 37) + ( carbohydrates • 17) + (fruit acid • 13); kcal = kJ : 4,187
In the European Union, the pro-capita-consumption of apples is 19,5 kg/year. Apples are not only tasty, they are very healthy according to several scientists. Due to the content of minerals, vitamins and other healthy elements, apples are one of the most precious fruits for humans. A medium-sized apple contains approx. 50 kcal (210 KJ). The water content of 85%, in combination with 12% carbohydrates makes the apple an effective thirst-killer and energy-holder in one. As a snack, the apple is always first choice. Especially in and slightly under the skin, there are a lot of vitamines contained (A, B1, B2, C and E). Especially the high content of vitamin C, covering almost the daily need of humans, makes the apple very interesting for the consumer. Other elements are useful for the digestion, pectin decreases the amount of cholesterin in the body. The contained acids have a anti-bacteria function. Newest analysis underline the importance of elements like phenols and carotinoids which help preventing from cancer and heart-circulatory disturbances.
KIKU is healthy and practical when practising sport or just taking a break. Good for your health and hard to resist when watching television in the evening too, and miles better than giving in to sweets and biscuits. Mothers give a lot to see their children tucking into a good apple!