Interesting facts about apples

February 5, 2010 | In: Food facts

Archeologists have found evidence that humans have been enjoying apples since lat least 6500 B.C.

7,500 varieties of apples are grown throughout the world.

The apple contains:80 to 85 per cent of water , approximately 5 per cent of protein or nitrogenous material,
10 to 15 per cent of carbonaceous matter, including starch and sugar, 1 to 1.5 per cent of acids and salts.

A medium apple is about 80 calories.

Apples contain Vitamin C as well as many other antioxidants. Apples are also a good source of fiber.An appleā€™s 3 g of fiber help you meet your fiber goal of 20 g to 30 g daily.

China produces more apples than any other country.

About 50% of apples grown in the United States are sold fresh, and 50% are processed into apple juice, apple sauce or dehydrated apple products.

Some of the popular varieties of apples are Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Gala apples, Fuji apples, Granny Smith, Rome, Empire, Idared, etc.

Apples are best eaten with the peel since most of the fiber and antioxidants are found in the apple’s peel.

Green Apples – Good for strong bones and teeth, aids in vision, anti cancer properties.

Yellow Apples – Good for heart and eyes, immune system, reduce risk of some cancers.

Red Apples – Good for heart, Memory function, lower risk of some cancers and to maintain urinary tract health.

The apple is the official state fruit of Rhode Island, New York, Washington, and West Virginia.

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