The nutrition value of apple
Here are the nutrition facts for one raw, unpeeled, medium-sized apple (100 grams):
Protein: 0.3 grams
Carbs: 13.8 grams
Sugar: 10.4 grams
Fiber: 2.4 grams
Fat: 0.2 grams
The benefits of apple
According to nutrition experts, eating a medium-sized apple is equivalent to eating a one-centimeter piece of bread. Therefore, those who suffer from obesity and diabetes are not advised to overeat apples.
Nutrition experts point out that eating 2-4 apples per day for people who do not suffer from diabetes or obesity, after main meals, avoids oxygen starvation and cardiovascular disease.
Endocrinologist Dr. Zalina Guseva says, “The best feature of apples is that they contain the highest percentage of iron. Iron is necessary for blood production and maintaining the necessary number of red blood cells, which transport oxygen and nourish the tissues and organs of the body. Therefore, apples are useful in preventing hunger.” Oxygen deficiency and lack of oxygen supply, and this is very beneficial for those who suffer from bronchopulmonary diseases and cardiovascular diseases.
She adds, apple peel contains anti-inflammatory phytochemicals. It also contains pectin, which helps improve digestion. The vitamins and minerals in apples help keep skin, nails and hair in good condition. Apple seeds also contain a high level of iodine. But it is not recommended to eat more than 3-4 seeds per day because they also contain toxic hydrocyanide acid.
The expert points out that apples are “a high-calorie food item due to fructose sugar, which after being recycled in the liver turns into sucrose. Therefore, it is not recommended for those suffering from obesity and diabetes to overeat apples.”
And Dr. Alexei Kalanchev, a Russian nutrition expert, adds a warning: It is better to refrain from consuming fruit juices because they contain a high glycemic index (the relative index of the effect of carbohydrates on changing the level of sugar in the blood). So everyone who doesn’t like eating the whole apple should eat the pureed apple pulp. Grilled apples are also very beneficial for those who suffer from chronic gastritis.
He says, “There is no absolute allergy to apples. There are types of apples that everyone can eat without fear. However, sour apples cause exacerbation of chronic gastritis and negatively affect tooth enamel. It is also recommended to eat 2-4 apples a day after main meals, not on an empty stomach.”
Ingredients for the ricotta shortcrust pastry:
250g of flour
250g of ricotta
100g of butter
80g of sugar
1 teaspoon of baking powder
jam to taste
In a planetary mixer, mix the flour with the cold butter cut into chunks, until a sandy mixture is obtained.
At this point add the sugar and yeast and then the ricotta. Continue to knead until a homogeneous dough is obtained.
Knead again by hand for a few seconds on a work surface and wrap in cling film.
Put in the fridge to rest for about half an hour.
After the time has elapsed, resume the dough and roll it out quite thinly on a floured surface, a couple of millimeters at the most.
With a round cookie cutter, cut the dough into many circles (about 35-40 should come out).
On each one, place a scant teaspoon of jam in the center (be careful not to overdo the filling, otherwise you cannot close the edges well and during cooking the jam comes out of the biscuit), close the crescent biscuit by pressing lightly on the edges in such a way to make the dough adhere well.
Place the biscuits thus obtained on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake in a preheated oven at 180 ° for 15-18 minutes or until they have reached a light golden color.
Allow to cool and sprinkle with powdered sugar.