22 Fun Facts About Apples

It’s not autumn for me until I’ve gone apple picking. One of my favorite fall hobbies, I love the smell of the orchard and the brilliant red fruits ripe on the lush green trees. I grew up in an area rich in fruit trees so it’s no wonder I find these delicious fruits so comforting. Because I love apples I found some fun facts to share with you. Here are 22 of my favorite facts about apples:

1.  There is only one apple that is native to North America—the crabapple.

2.  Apples contain 0 grams of fat or sodium and have no cholesterol.

3.  At 4 grams per average size apple, they are a great source of fiber.

4.  Apple varieties range in size from a pea to the size of a small pumpkin.

5.  There are over 8000 varieties of apples.

6.  An average-sized apple tree can produce enough apples to fill 20 boxes that weight 42 pounds each.

7.  Apples are members of the rose family.

8.  It takes about 36 apples to make one gallon of apple cider.

9.  An average size apple contains 80 calories.

10.  Thanks to their high levels of boron, apples can help improve your memory, mental alertness, and electrical activity of the brain.

11.  While not high in calcium, their boron content helps strengthen bones.

12.  The soluble fiber found in apples is called pectin and can help lower cholesterol levels.

13.  Apples may help boost estrogen levels in menopausal women.

14.  The average person eats 65 apples a year.

15.  The largest apple ever picked was 3 pounds 2 ounces.

16.  Humans have been eating apples as far back as 6500 BC.

17.  In China the word for apples is pronounced “ping” which also means peace.

18.  Apples are 25% air, which is why they float in water.

19.  Most of the antioxidants found in apples, including quercetin, are found in the skin.

20.  The most popular varieties of apples in the US are the Red Delicious, Golden Delicious and the Granny Smith.

21.  The McIntosh apple is the national apple of Canada.

22.  Apples are believed to have originated in an area between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea.

Hungry for apples? Here are some recipes to get you started:

8 Delicious Ways to Eat Apples
Baked Apples with Candied Ginger & Toasted Pecans
Apple Cheddar Tart

Sources:
http://farmflavor.com/10-fun-facts-about-apples/
http://hubpages.com/hub/99-Interesting-Facts-About-Apples

 

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175 comments

Lesa D
Past Member about a year ago

thank you Michelle...

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Jeanne R
Jeanne Rogersabout a year ago

Thank you for sharing.

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Jeanne R
Jeanne Rogersabout a year ago

Thank you for sharing.

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Jeanne R
Jeanne Rogersabout a year ago

Thank you for sharing.

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Jeanne R
Jeanne Rogersabout a year ago

Thank you for sharing.

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Jeanne R
Jeanne Rogersabout a year ago

Thank you for sharing.

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Karen K.
Karen K4 years ago

Love them! Organic fuji are my favorite! Apples are in the category of the fruits that can have a lot of pesticides, so be sure to buy organic!

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ML E.
ML E4 years ago

I have started on 'an apple a day' and am already feeling much better for it.

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Claudia Acosta
Claudia A4 years ago

Love this fruit. Do you also know that this is the only fruit that you can combine with everything (another fruit, vegetable, any meal)
:) thank you.

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Sarah Hill
Sarah Hill4 years ago

We eat a lot of apples. I buy regular apples and wash them good with castille soap.

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