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How Much Sodium Is in an Apple?

author image William McCoy
Toronto-based journalist William McCoy has been writing since 1997, specializing in topics such as sports, nutrition and health. He serves as the Studio's sports and recreation section expert. McCoy is a journalism graduate of Ryerson University.
How Much Sodium Is in an Apple?
Eating the skin of an apple provides minimal sodium. Photo Credit: Design Pics/Design Pics/Getty Images

Sodium is prevalent in many types of food, and unless you're careful about what you eat, it's easy to consume too much of the mineral. The American Heart Association suggests that you consume no more than 1,500 milligrams of sodium daily. Enjoying an apple a day, however, will hardly boost your sodium intake.

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It's All in the Skin

What little sodium there is in an apple is found in the fruit's skin, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. An unpeeled, 3-inch diameter apple has just 2 milligrams of sodium. When peeled, the same size of apple doesn't contain any sodium. With its skin, a 3-inch apple has 95 calories, 25 grams of carbs, 4 grams of fiber and 8.4 milligrams of vitamin C. The sodium content of apples doesn't differ significantly among varieties.

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