- Apple shimla is purchased by a few companies (ADANI – FARMPIK, GREENPIK & GEM TREE) directly from the farmer during peak season(Aug-Sept-Oct). They Preserve it for selling in off seasons (Oct onwards) after Sorting-Grading-Waxing and Packing. They charge premium on it and sell it in the market.
- Apple fruit contains good quantities of vitamin-C and beta-carotene. Vitamin C is a powerful natural antioxidant. Consumption of foods rich in vitamin C helps the body develop resistance against infectious agents and scavenge harmful, pro-inflammatory free radicals from the body.
- Further, apple fruit is a good source of B-complex vitamins such as riboflavin, thiamin, and pyridoxine (vitamin B-6). Together, these vitamins help as co-factors for enzymes in metabolism as well as in various synthetic functions inside the human body.
- Apples also carry a small amount of minerals like potassium, phosphorus, and calcium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure; thus, counters the bad influences of sodium.