Count of a particular item in array

There are 5 documents each with a field "fruits" which is of type array.
#1 fruits = ["apple","apple","orange"]
#2 fruits = ["orange","grapes","mango"]
#3 fruits = ["mango","apple","apple"]
#4 fruits = ["apple","mango"]
#5 fruits = ["apple"]

I want to get the total number of occurrences of "apple" in fruits from all documents. Kindly help

One way could be:

GET _search
  "size": 0,
  "aggs": {
    "amount_of_apples": {
      "terms": {
        "include": "apple", 
        "field": "fruit"

Hi there,

I tried as per your suggestion but instead of returning the number of apples(which is 5) , it is returning the number of documents containing apple( i.e. 3 ) . How to get the former answer i.e . the number of apples

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