An apple a day keeps the doctor away
1 Apples are a member of the rose family.
2 Twenty five percent of an apple’s volume is made up of air, which is why they float.
3 Apple trees are one of the most widely grown fruit trees. Believed to have originated in Central Asia where its wild ancestor, Malus sieversii is still found today.
4 Apples come in all shades of green, yellow and red with thousands of different varieties including, Granny Smith, Golden Delicious and Gala.
5 An apple is fat, sodium and cholesterol free, but a great source of fibre. Two thirds of its fibre and lots of antioxidants are found in its flesh/peel.
6 It can take up to 4 to 5 years for an apple tree to produce its first fruit.
7 Some apple trees can live to over 100 years old and grow to over 40 feet tall.
8 An apple seed/pip contains a small amount of a cyanide compound, but it is unlikely you will ever eat enough seeds in one go to cause you harm.
9 It takes approximately 36 apples to make 1 gallon of apple cider.
10 In ancient Rome, apples were regarded as a luxury fruit.
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