health and medicine question #3010
Joel, a 18 year old male from Australia asks on November 1, 2005,Q:
What is the chemical makeup of an apple?
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Apples are about 80 - 85% water. Dissolved in this water is a fair bit of sugar. They are about 13 - 14% sugar. So that takes up about 97% of the apple. The same is true of almost all fruits, by the way. The last few percent is made of fiber, a bit of fat, and trace amounts of protein, minerals and vitamins. You can see a complete breakdown at the US Department of Agriculture National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference.
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