The United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Services website and CalorieCount.com have nutrition facts for apples available online. The nutrition information on the USDA website is listed by specific apple type, while CalorieCount.com has information for apples on average.
One large raw apple with skin has, on average, 116 calories. One apple also has 30 grams of carbohydrates, 5.4 grams of dietary fiber, and 28 percent of the daily recommended value of Vitamin C and is very high in Vitamin B6. An apple does not have any saturated fat or cholesterol, but is high in sugar.
The USDA website has several recipes that feature apples as an ingredient, including breads, muffins, cobblers, and crisps. Apples can also be used in pork and poultry dishes or baked with sweet potatoes. Another easy suggestion for eating apples is combining a sliced apple with cheese or peanut butter for added protein. One medium apples counts as one cup of fruit in the ChooseMyPlate.gov nutrition plan. The USDA recommends eating two cups of fruit daily for optimum health.
Apples should be stored in the refrigerator in a plastic bag. They will stay crisp for three to four weeks. Outside of the refrigerator, they will stay crisp for about a week. Apples give off the natural gas ethylene, which causes lettuce and other vegetables to wilt and turn brown, so they should not be stored with other produce.