Yes, you can mix up cherries and apples in a few ways, especially when it comes to desserts like cakes, puddings, pies, and more. These desserts allow you to combine the nutritional values of these two fruits (more on that later), as well as give your taste-buds a treat that they so richly deserve. In the next section, we will be giving you all the information that you need to prepare a mouth-watering apple-cherry crumble.
Dishes that You Can Make Using Apples and Cherries:
Crumble of Cherry and Apple:
- For the filling, combine:
- 4 peeled and chopped apples
- 200 g stoned and chopped fresh cherries
- 1 tbsp. of coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons Granulated Hermesetas Sweetener
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
- To make the crumble, combine the following ingredients.
- 100 g almonds (ground)
- Oats (80 g) (blended into flour)
- A third of a tablespoon of coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons Granulated Sweetener
- Apples should be peeled and chopped, while cherries should be pitted and chopped.
- In a large pan, melt 1 tablespoon coconut oil and gently heat the apples and cherries for 5 minutes.
- Cook for another 2 minutes after adding the Hermesetas Granulated Sweetener and cinnamon.
- Fill an oven dish halfway with the fruit mixture.
- To make the crumble topping, combine the almonds and oats in a food processor and process until a flour consistency is achieved. Blend in the coconut oil and Hermesetas Granulated Sweetener until thoroughly combined.
- Sprinkle the crumbled mixture over the fruit and bake for 35-40 minutes at 180°C/350°F/Gas 4.
Cherries vs. Apples: Nutrition Comparison:
Taking into account USDA and NIH data from 2020, we compared the nutritional values of apples and cherries (100g each) below:
- Dietary fiber is abundant in both apples and cherries.
- Cherry has higher pantothenic acid than other fruits.
- Potassium is abundant in cherries.
Below is a detailed nutritional comparison of apples and cherries.
Apple and cherries have similar calorie counts: 52 calories per 100 grams for the apple and 63 calories for the cherry.
In terms of macronutrient ratios, apples have a lower protein content, a higher carbohydrate content, and a fat content equivalent to cherries.
For protein, carbs, and fat from calories, apples have a macronutrient ratio of 2:96:3, while cherries have a macronutrient ratio of 6:91:3.
Dietary fiber is abundant in both apples and cherries. Apple has 14 percent higher dietary fiber than cherry, with 2.4 grams per 100 grams against 2.1 grams for cherry.
The amount of sugar in an apple and a cherry is similar: an apple has 10.4 grams of sugar per 100 grams, while a cherry has 12.8 grams.
The protein content of an apple and a cherry is similar: an apple has 0.26g of protein per 100 grams, while a cherry has 1.1g.
Both the apple and the cherry are low in saturated fat, with the apple having 0.03g of saturated fat per 100 grams and the cherry having 0.04g.
Cherry provides 52 percent more Vitamin C than an apple, with 7 milligrams of Vitamin C per 100 grams vs 4.6 mg for an apple.
Apples and cherries both have 3ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams, with the apple having 3ug and the cherry having 3ug.
Vitamin E levels in apples and cherries are similar: 0.18 mg per 100 grams in apples and 0.07 mg per 100 grams in cherries.
Vitamin K levels in apples and cherries are similar: an apple has 2.2ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams, whereas a cherry has 2.1ug.
Cherry has higher pantothenic acid than other fruits. Thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, Vitamin B6, and folate are abundant in both apples and cherries.
- Thiamin: 0.017 milligrams for apples; 0.027 milligrams for cherries.
- Riboflavin: 0.026 milligrams for apples; 0.033 milligrams for cherries.
- Niacin: 0.091 milligrams for apples; 0.154 milligrams for cherries.
- Pantothenic Acid: 0.061 milligrams for apples; 0.199 milligrams for cherries.
- B6: 0.041 milligrams for apples; 0.049 milligrams for cherries.
- Folate: 3 oz for apples; 4 oz for cherries.
The calcium content of an apple and a cherry is similar: an apple has 6mg of calcium per 100 grams, while a cherry has 13mg.
The iron content of an apple and a cherry is similar: an apple has 0.12mg of iron per 100 grams, while a cherry has 0.36mg.
Cherry is a good source of potassium, with 107 percent more potassium than an apple (107mg potassium per 100 grams vs. 222mg potassium in cherry).
Omega 3 fatty acids
Cherry has more alpha linoleic acid (ALA) per 100 grams than apple in terms of omega-3 fatty acids.
Alpha Linoleic Acid (ALA): 0.009 grams for apples; 0.026 grams for cherries.
Omega 6 fatty acids
When it comes to omega-6 fatty acids, linoleic acid is found in tiny amounts in both apples and cherries.
Linoleic Acid: 0.043 grams for apples; 0.027 grams for cherries.
To conclude, this blog covered the nutritional values for cherries and apples in immense detail, as well as discussed a couple of dishes that you can prepare using these two immensely healthy fruits.