“An apple a day keeps the doctor away” is one of the old proverb and most of us have heard it, but what makes this fruit so healthy? Here are 40 Interesting Apple Facts you probably didn’t know.
1. The scientific name of Apple is Malus domestica.
2. The science of Apple growing is called pomology.
3. Apples are a member of the rose family of plants.
4. Apples are fat-free, sodium-free and cholesterol-free.
5. Apples are an excellent source of fiber; one medium apple contains 5 grams of fiber, including the soluble fiber pectin.
6. Americans eat more Apples per capita than any other fruit.
7. The world’s largest Apple peel was created by Kathy Wafler Madison on October 16, 1976, in Rochester.
8. To create one gallon of Apple cider, it takes about 36 Apples.
9. Pilgrims planted the first U.S. Apple trees in the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
10. Most Apple blossoms are pink when they open but later it changes into white color.
11. To produce one Apple, it takes the energy of around 50 leaves.
12. Apples come in all shades of Red, Green and Yellow.
13. Twenty-five percent of Apple’s volume is air; that’s why they float.
14. A medium-sized Apple has about 80 calories.
15. Apples are the second-most-valuable fruit grown in the United States.
16. The largest U.S. Apple crop was 277.3 million bushels, harvested in 1998.
17. There are over 2,500 Apple varieties grown in the United States.
18. Newton Pippin Apples were the first apples exported from America in 1768.
19. The first Apple nursery was opened in Flushing, New York.
20. Apples are grown commercially in 36 states.
21. A peck of Apples weighs 10.5 pounds.
22. There are 75,000 varieties of apples grown worldwide.
23. The Apple blossom is Michigan’s state flower.
24. The average Apple contains 10 seeds.
25. Apples are believed to have originated in central Asia.
26. Alexander the Great is credited with finding dwarfed Apples in Kazakhstan in 328 BCE.
27. The top apple producing states include Washington, New York, Michigan, Pennsylvania, California, and Virginia.
28. Apple trees can live for more than 100 years.
29. The top 10 varieties produced of the Apples are Red Delicious, Gala, Granny Smith, Fuji, Golden Delicious, Honeycrisp, McIntosh, Rome, Cripps Pink, and Empire.
30. The crabapple is the only variety that is native to North America.
31. The Lady apple is one of the oldest varieties still around today.
32. About 33% of Apples are used for Apple products, such as juices, applesauce, and slices.
33. It takes two pounds of Apples to make one nine-inch pie.
34. Apples can help you improve your memory.
35. Apples contain high levels of boron, which stimulates the electrical activity of the brain and increases mental alertness.
36. Most of the antioxidants in apples, including Quercetin, are found in the skin.
37. The soluble fiber contained in Apples is called pectin which helps to lower cholesterol levels.
38,. The GoldRush Apple was designated as the official fruit of Illinois on August 21, 2007.
39. The most expensive Apple in the world is Sekai Ichi apple it cost $21.00 each.
40. The Apple genome was decoded in 2010.