Interesting Facts About Apples

Apple is a favorite fruit of many people. Not only is this fruit delicious, but it is also very healthy. In this text we will present you some interesting facts about apples that you probably didn’t know about.

1.Apples are a part of the rose family, just like plums and pears.

2.Apples are a great source of fiber and they contain no fat, cholesterol and sodium. A medium apple contains 80 calories.

3. 2/3 of the fiber and a large amount of antioxidants are found in the peel of an apple.

4. Apples contain malic acid, a chemical that is used in teeth whitening products and which helps in dissolving stains.

5. Apples also contain high amounts of boron that is known to increase mental alertness.

6. Apples ripen 6-10 times faster at room temperature than in the refrigerator.

7. Apples usually have a natural wax that is applied to them after they are harvested. This wax makes apples look shine and helps them keep out bacteria. Also, the wax slows the ripening process.

8. The average person eats about 65 apples each year.

9. About 36 apples are necessary to make a gallon of apple cider.

10. Four or five years are necessary for apple trees to produce their first fruits.

11.Apples varieties are different in size. They vary from apples which are large as cherries to apples which are large as grapefruits.

12. An average tree of apples gives the amount of apples which can fill 20 boxes of 42 pounds.

13. There are more than 7 500 varieties of apples all around the world. That means that if you eatone apple a day, it would take you more than 20 years to try one of each kind.

14. There are more than 2500 varieties of apples that are grown in the United States. It would take you about 7 years to try all varieties, if you eat one apple every day.

15. Although there are 2500 varieties of apples in the U. S., only the crabapple is native to North America.

16. Red delicious apples are the most popular apple variety in the United States.

17.Apples are grown in 50 states, but the biggest producers of apples in the world are China, United States, Poland, Turkey and Italy.
18. Apples account for 50% of deciduous fruit tree production in the world.

19. About 25% of apples volume is made up by air and that’s because they float.

20. The science of apple growing is called pomology.

21. The fear of apples is called malusdomesticaphobia.

22. Apples can also be very beneficial for cats and dogs, but you should never give them the apple core because it contains seeds that can be toxic to your pets. Due to its high content of vitamins C and K, pectin and calcium, apples can be a great healthy treat for your dog or cat. But, have in mind that moderation is the key. Large amounts of apples can cause some gastrointestinal problems in your pet.