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Apples, with skin (edible parts):

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)

Energy 218 kJ (52 kcal)

Carbohydrates 13.81 g

Sugars 10.39 g

Dietary fiber 2.4 g

Fat 0.17 g

Protein 0.26 g

Water 85.56 g

Vitamin A equiv. 3 μg (0%)

Thiamine (Vit. B1) 0.017 mg (1%)

Riboflavin (Vit. B2) 0.026 mg (2%)

Niacin (Vit. B3) 0.091 mg (1%)

Pantothenic acid (B5) 0.061 mg (1%)

Vitamin B6 0.041 mg (3%)

Folate (Vit. B9) 3 μg (1%)

Vitamin C 4.6 mg (8%)

Calcium 6 mg (1%)

Iron 0.12 mg (1%)

Magnesium 5 mg (1%)

Phosphorus 11 mg (2%)

Potassium 107 mg (2%)

Zinc 0.04 mg (0%)

Orange, raw, Florida:

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)

Energy 192 kJ (46 kcal)

Carbohydrates 11.54 g

Sugars 9.14 g

Dietary fiber 2.4 g

Fat 0.21 g

Protein 0.70 g

Thiamine (Vit. B1) 0.100 mg (8%)

Riboflavin (Vit. B2) 0.040 mg (3%)

Niacin (Vit. B3) 0.400 mg (3%)

Pantothenic acid (B5) 0.250 mg (5%)

Vitamin B6 0.051 mg (4%)

Folate (Vit. B9) 17 μg (4%)

Vitamin C 45 mg (75%)

Calcium 43 mg (4%)

Iron 0.09 mg (1%)

Magnesium 10 mg (3%)

Phosphorus 12 mg (2%)

Potassium 169 mg (4%)

Zinc 0.08 mg (1%)

So, orange on average has more nutritional value despite the old adage, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away."

Still, I prefer an apple over the orange. I love a crisp, crunch apple. Up on our farm in Kentucky, my Pa Paw had an apple orchard and he grafted different varieties together in addition to the standard red and golden apples. He used to make the best dried apples evar!

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