Find out how many calories in an apple

If you want to find out how many calories are in an apple, you have definitely come to the right page. This is a thorough guide to the calorific content of this popular fruit, using examples of a whole range of different breeds such as Granny Smith, Gala, and Fuji apples, to name but a few. We also point you in the right direction when it comes to similar information on other foods that apples are a primary ingredient of.

Our aim is to help you make sensible dietary decisions, so use us as a free and straight forward online calorie counter.

How many calories does an apple have in it?

So how many calories does an apple have in it? This is a good question, but there is no generic answer considering there is more than one type of apple, and of course they come in various different shapes and sizes too.

Whether it's red or green apple calories you are looking for, or perhaps those in a Granny smith, Fuji, or Braeburn, we have it all covered right here.

Did you know eating an apple with or without their skin can make a difference to the calorific content? The skin element is edible and also highly nutritious.

How many calories in a small apple?

Starting off with the smaller size of apple that you will come across, we will work up to the larger examples.

  • With skin - A small apple weighing 5.2 oz = 75
  • Without skin - A small apple weighing 4.7 oz = 62

A medium apple?

  • With Skin - Medium apple that weighs 6.5 oz = 97
  • Without skin - Medium apple that weighs 5.7 oz = 77

A large Apple

Finally we come to the larger size.

  • With skin - Large apple weighing 8 oz = 135
  • Without skin - Large apple weighing 7.6 oz = 105

Calorific content by weight

  • In 1 oz of apple without skin there is 14 calories.
  • In 10 g of apple without skin there are 5 cal.
  • In 100 g of apple without skin there are 48 cal.
  • In 1 oz of apple with skin there is 15 cal.
  • In 10 g of apple with skin there are 5 cal.
  • In 100 g of apple with skin there are 52 cal.

Hopefully these generic figures have been useful to you. As you can see the apple, like all other fruits, is a fantastically healthy food to include in your diet due to the fact it has so few calories in.

We are now going to go on to provide the calories in specific types of apple. The following examples portray a standard size.

Fuji apple calories

  • One Fuji apple with skin weighing 5.5 oz = 80

The Gala

  • One Gala apple weighing 5.5 oz with skin = 80

The Braeburn

  • One Braeburn apple with skin weighing 5.5 oz = 80

The Granny Smith

  • A Granny Smith apple with skin weighing 5.5 oz = 80

The Pink Lady

  • A Pink Lady apple with skin weighing 5.5 oz = 80

The Red Delicious

  • A red delicious apple with skin weighing 5.5 oz = 80

The Honeycrisp

  • One Honeycrisp apple with skin weighing 5.5 oz = 80

We really hope that this section has been able to clarify the calories apples contain for you.

Are there more calories in red apples than in green apples?

There is a common perception that red apples contain more calories than green apples, but the difference if any is incredibly minimal. They are a very healthy fruit and thus you will find that there are very few calories in them to concern yourself with.

Some green varieties such as the granny smith, may have a few less than types of red, but this is really so small a difference that it is not worth thinking too much about.

Why are apples good for you?

So you have read about the number of calories in an apple, but why are apples good for you? Well first and foremost they are a natural food, which contain no cholesterol and very little saturated fat. These are two very positive factors all by themselves. The calorie content of apples is also very small, which is another factor that makes them attractive to anyone on a diet, or looking to eat healthily.

They are also a great source of dietary fiber, mainly through the skin so don't go peeling that off, as well as having a notable volume of vitamin C. Other nutrients that the apple provides are a moderate amount of potassium, vitamin B6 and vitamin K. Additionally they act as a good source of carbohydrates.

Unlike many other natural fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, the apple does not have a huge range of nutritional benefits to boast about. They do however contribute in a small way to many of the levels of vitamins and minerals in your body.

Apples have a rather high sugar content, which is where most of their calorie content comes from, but on a positive note this can help boost your energy levels. The apple is without a doubt a healthy and nutritious food that you should include in your diet as much as possible.

Nutrition Facts for Apples

If you would like to learn about the nutritional values of apples, you have certainly come to the right page. Knowing about the nutritional and calorific content of the foods that you eat is important if you are somebody who is looking after their diet and health. Here you are going to find out all about why apples are good for you, and what their main nutritional benefits are, such as the amount of fiber, vitamins, minerals and carbs that they contain. We also point you in the right direction when it comes to the calories that apples contain, and talk about whether eating apples can help you lose weight.

The following facts on apple nutrition info is based on a medium 182g raw apple with the skin.

  • Vitamin A - 98.3 IU
  • Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) - 0.0 milligrams
  • Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) - 0.0 milligrams
  • Vitamin B3 (Niacin) - 0.2 milligrams
  • Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid) - 0.1 milligrams
  • Vitamin B6 - 0.1 milligrams
  • Vitamin B9 (Folate) - 24.0 micrograms
  • Vitamin B12 - 0.0 micrograms
  • Vitamin C - 8.4 milligrams (a helpful 14% of you daily vitamin C requirement)
  • Vitamin D - None
  • Vitamin E- 0.3 milligrams
  • Vitamin K - 4.0 micrograms
  • Choline - 6.2 milligrams
  • Betaine - 0.2 milligrams
  • Protein - 0.5 g
  • Cholesterol - None
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.4 g (an impressive 17% of the total fiber needed in a day)
  • Carbohydrates - 25.1 g
  • Water - 156 g
  • Total fats - 0.3 g
  • Sugars - 18.9 g

We hope that these nutrition facts of an apple have been useful.

The RDA/RDI featured in this list applies to the average male adult and can vary due to age, gender and individual requirements due to medical reasons.

Find out loads more about the nutrients that are listed above by visiting our vitamins and minerals menu. We have a page for each one telling you exactly what positive contributions they make to your health, and highlighting all of the other foods that they can be found in.

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As the old saying goes 'an apple a day keeps the doctor away', and with the wealth of vitamins and minerals that it provides the body with, this is no word of a lie.

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