How much of an apple is water?

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erynsgma08
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How much of an apple is water?

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hello my child is doing a science project, her question is How much of an apple is water? could you give us at least give us three types of apples to choose from. We are getting an early start, her project isn't due until January. thank you

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I never tried this experiment with different varieties of apples. I'm theorizing that there may be a difference between apples with large cells like Honeycrisp and apples with small cells like McIntosh. There may also be a difference between softer apples like Red Delicious and a harder (denser) apple like Granny Smith.
Interesting experiment, I would be interested in what you find out.

If you need any more info on how to do this experiment check out:
http://www.newton.dep.anl.gov/askasci/c ... m03061.htm

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Apples are about 80% water and 20% air.These ratios will change depending on the variety of apple.
To find the amount of water in an apple you have to separate the water from pulp. There are different ways to do this, but the easier way is to take your apples and:
1). Weigh them together
2). Put them through a blender.
3). Strain the mush to separate the water from the pulp.
4). Weigh the water and subtract that amount from your original weight.

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Apples are about 80% water, and 20% air (that's why apples float). These ratios will change depending on the variety of apple.

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Water comprises about 85 percent of an apple. With only 1 percent fat, apples are a tasty but low-calorie (80) snack. However, even with such high water content, they still pack a lot of vitamins, minerals and fiber.

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Apples are a great source of water compared to other fruits. My dad told me when he was younger they took apple with them to work and used it to rehydrate themselves. It gave them a boost of energy, but thought it was a great way to get something to drink.
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80%water abd 20%air. I loled heartily. :lol:

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