Applesauce is a good source of fiber. It contains vitamin C and potassium. Phytochemicals, bio-active chemical compounds that work as antioxidants and ward off cell damage, are also found in applesauce.
One cup of applesauce contains 102 calories, with 2.7 grams of fiber. Fiber reduces the chances of constipation, heart disease, high cholesterol and Type 2 diabetes. Since apples are high in phytonutrients, applesauce is also a good source of the antioxidants that can prevent asthma, Alzheimer’s disease and cancer.
The most nutritious type of applesauce is unsweetened, and it is made from unpeeled apples, as the peels are rich in nutrients. To sweeten applesauce, cinnamon, which acts as an anti-inflammatory, as well as an antioxidant, is recommended. Applesauce can be used in place of oil or butter in baking recipes.