The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) established apple grades in 1923. USDA currently has three grade standards: U.S. Extra Fancy, U.S. Fancy, and U.S. No. 1. The Washington State apple industry has two additional grades, Washington Extra Fancy (a higher standard than U.S. Extra Fancy) and Washington Fancy (a higher standard than U.S. Fancy).
Idaho apples are packed by standards that exceed USDA standards.
Apples are packed into 40-pound cardboard shipping containers according to their grade, and their size. The largest apple size is 48, meaning 48 apples of this size will fit into a 40-pound carton. The smallest size is 216, meaning that 216 apples of this size fit in a carton.
Source: US Apple Association
Apple Nutrition Facts
Apples are a rich source of phytonutrient (plant-based) antioxidants. Apples and apple juice are two of the best sources of the mineral boron, which may promote bone health.
Apples contain natural fruit sugars, mostly in the form of fructose. Because of apples' high fiber content, the fruit's natural sugars are slowly released into the bloodstream, helping maintain steady blood sugar levels.
One Pound = 4 small apples, 3 medium apples, or about 2 large apples One 9" or 10" pie = 2 1/2 pounds (4 to 5 large, 6 to 7 medium, or 8 to 9 small apples) One pound sliced = about 2 3/4 cups One pound diced = about 3 cups Peck = 10 1/2 pounds Bushel = 42 pounds
Large = 3 3/4 inches, 2 cups sliced or chopped Medium = 2 3/4 inches, 1 1/3 cups sliced or chopped Small = 2 1/4 inches, 3/4 cup sliced or chopped
What is a serving?
One medium apple Six ounces of 100% apple juice 1/2 cup applesauce
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