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What is the caffeine content of apples?

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There is no caffeine in apples. The belief that there is caffeine in apples may come from the popular advice that apples are as good at waking a person up in the morning as a cup of coffee. The energizing effect of apples may be due to their sugar content.

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One medium apple contains 19 grams of sugar. The fructose sugar of apples is digested quickly by the body and raises blood sugar levels, which may give people an energizing rush after they eat apples. In comparison to the 0 mg of caffeine in an apple, a cup of coffee has up to 200 mg of caffeine.

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