Apples are commonly eaten in European countries
as well as in Poland. Due to the scale of
consumption apples are the main source of
polyphenolic compounds that are biologically
precious to our health.
On the Polish market we have a wide range of
clarified apple juices which, due to the
clarification process, lack important bio-active
ingredients such as vitamin C and bioflavonoids.
Researches show that among juices the ones with the
largest amount of polyphenolic compounds are the
turbid ones. Only a turbid apple juice and not
separately isolated phenol compounds or pectins can
successfully counteract damaging DNA leading to a
large bowel cancer. Pectins present in a turbid
apple juice enrich the biological value of
Phenol compounds surrounded by pectin particles in
juice turbidities are stable and go through up to
the large bowel and only there and in this form they
contribute to cancer prophylaxis. Moreover, an apple
juice and phenol compounds together lower
cholesterol and triglycerides in blood and liver
stronger than when consumed separately.
The consumption of turbid juice containing pectin is
more beneficial than the consumption of a clarified
juice deprived of these compounds.