Dried apples: uses and nutritional benefits

The apple tree is a fruit tree of the Rosaceae family. Very common, it offers us apples of many varieties. Apples are the most appreciated fruit in the world: raw, cooked, in compote, poached, peeled or dried... Apples are available in a thousand ways. Dried apples concentrate their nutrients and flavors. They are therefore perfect for doing good to the body and mind. The polyphenols contained in dried apples neutralize free radicals, so they will fight against oxidative stress: a major factor in many diseases. We also find a significant amount of potassium. Potassium is involved in muscle contraction and in the propagation of nerve impulses. The dried apple is also rich in fiber and thus promotes digestive comfort. Latin name : Malus domestica Borkh. Botanical family: Rosaceae. Part used : Fruit.

Recommended consumption

The dried apple is a dry fruit. It therefore contains more sugar than a fresh Apple, the recommendations for daily consumption are defined. In classic cure or for pleasure, a portion of dried Apple is estimated between 20 and 30 g per day, which represents 5 to 10 slices per day.

In what form?

To make the most of their benefits, you can use them :

  • Whole
  • In pieces
At what time of day?

We advise you to use them during the following meal(s) to take full advantage of their benefits:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Dinner
What modes of use?

You can incorporate them into the following preparations to make them easier to take:

  • Dessert
  • Yoghurt, dairy
  • Only
  • Mixed with other dried fruits

Health Nutrition Benefits

Dried Apples can complement your healthy and varied diet.


Antioxidant, the dried apple fights against the oxidative stress. It traps free radicals thanks to its numerous polyphenols. Oxidative stress is involved in the development of multiple pathologies, such as diabetes or cardiovascular pathologies. Dried apples also help to lower cholesterol levels by reducing the absorption of dietary cholesterol. Thus, the dried apple contributes to prevent the misdeeds of oxidative stress and hypercholesterolemia, to be integrated within a varied and balanced diet.

Digestive system

A diet that does not include enough fiber increases the risk of constipation (see our constipation and diet guide). Dried Apples are a good source of fiber, regulating digestive transit.

Nervous system, well-being

Dried apples contribute to energy intake. Their carbohydrates invigorate the body. They also feed the nerve cells which can only use carbohydrates to function. Let us also note the presence of potassium which takes part in the functioning of the nervous cells.

Nutritional properties

  • Antioxidant (polyphenol): dried Apple contains a significant amount of polyphenols, such as flavonoids. Polyphenols are antioxidant substances: they neutralize free radicals. The FRAP score of dried apples is estimated at 3.8 mmol/100 g, corresponding to a high antioxidant power.
  • Contributes to energy metabolism (carbohydrate): dried Apple is a source of carbohydrate energy. Carbohydrates make up more than half of the total composition of Dried Apples. Carbohydrates are fuel for our cells. They are essential to the glucodependent cells (which can only use carbohydrates to function), like neurons or red blood cells.
  • Hypocholesterolemic (fiber): through their fiber, Dried Apples lower cholesterol levels by reducing the absorption of dietary cholesterol.
  • Laxative (fiber): dried Apples contribute to fiber intake. Fiber modulates the consistency of stool which leads to faster digestive transit.

Nutritional values

*Recommended Daily Allowance

To know more about the plant : The Apple Tree

The apple tree belongs to the Rosaceae family. This well-known tree appeared on Earth some 80 million years ago in western China. Through climatic changes, the apple tree reached Turkey before settling in Europe. The apple tree measures 2 to 10 m in height. Its brown-gray trunk is very robust. The leaves are alternate, simple and toothed. The flowers are characteristic of the Rosaceae family: they have five petals and five sepals. They are hermaphroditic, small and white.

In spring, bees pollinate the flowers to allow fruiting. The fruits, Apples, are drupes with a fleshy mesocarp that surrounds five cartilaginous lodges. Each apple contains seeds, up to 10 maximum. The apple tree appreciates a temperate climate and slightly acid soils. The apple tree is cultivated for its fruit, the apple. It is one of the most appreciated fruits in the world. Indeed, the consumption per capita is estimated at 14 kg per year.

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