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35  Amazing Facts About Apples | Amazing Facts 4U

  1. The scientific name for apple is Aplicus Rosacea.
  2. The science of apple cultivation is known as Pomology.
  3. Apple trees only bear fruits after they reach 5 years of age. The average apple tree is Over 40 feet!
  4. It’s amazing that there are more than 8000 varieties of apples ,the largest variety of fruit to exist! The tiniest apple is about the size of a pea while there are some large apples the size of a small pumpkin.
  5. It is believed that apples originated from Kazakhstan. Amazingly humans have been eating apples from as far as 6500 BC!
  6. In ancient Greece, tossing an apple to a girl was a traditional proposal of marriage. Catching it meant that she accepted.
  7. Apples come from the Rose family, Rosacea!
  8. Apples aren’t true fruits! Botanically speaking, true fruits grow from the ovaries of the flower, yet apples develop from the receptacle of the flower.
  9. The average apple has 10 seeds. Amazing fact is that apple seeds contain a cyanide compound  but it’s not that easy to die from the cyanide in apple seeds as the tiny amount of poison is locked away inside the hard seed coat and may pass through your digestive system intact.
  10. An average person eats about 65 apples a year.
  11. It’s amazing that apples float in water! This is because 25% of their volume consists of air.
  12. Most of the anti-oxidants in apples, including Quercetin, are found in the skin.
  13. The country producing the largest amount of apples is China.
  14. New York City is nicknamed “the Big Apple”
  15. Fact is apple trees have a life span of over 100 years.
  16. The bump at the front of the throat is called Adam’s Apple, which is said to be caused by the forbidden fruit being apple getting stuck in Adam’s throat when he ate it in the Garden of Eden.
  17. The only one apple variety which originated in Native America is the Crabapple.
  18. A medium sized apple contains 80 calories.
  19. A medium sized apple contains 4 grams fibres. Our daily requirement of fiber is 25 grams.
  20. The soluble fiber contained in apples is called pectin, and can help lower cholesterol levels. The high quantity of fiber in apples can also help fight constipation.
  21.  Apples are cholesterol-free, sodium-free and fat-free.
  22.  Eating an apple before bed can help cleanse your teeth and is said to be able to whiten your teeth.
  23.  In Africa, apples are only grown in the Mediterranean regions.
  24. In the Chinese culture, the word for apples is pronounced as ‘ping’ which also stands for peace. This is why apples are a popular gift to give when visiting someone in China.
  25. Isaac Newton is said to have discovered the Law of Gravity when an apple fell on his head!
  26. The McIntosh apple is the national apple of Canada.
  27. The most famous saying involving apples is, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.”  The original saying in old English adage was, “To eat an apple before going to bed, will make the doctor beg his bread.”
  28. Amazingly freshly pressed apple juice immediately turns brown upon contact with air because of oxidation. A  trick to prevent fresh apple juice from turning brown is to add a few squeezes of lemon juice or lime juice. This helps prevent oxidation.
  29. Fact is the Apple Macintosh was named so as it was the favorite apple of the head of the team that created the computer, Jef Raskin.
  30. Apples contain high levels of boron, which stimulates electrical activity of the brain and increases mental alertness. High levels of boron make it a great food to prevent osteoporosis and strengthen bones.
  31. Apples have the ability to boost estrogen levels in menopausal women to a great extent.
  32. Amazingly in ancient Rome, apples were regarded as luxury fruits.
  33. The Turks eat the most number of apples per person in the world and Turkey is among the highest producers of apples in the world.
  34. An apple shaped body type is where most of the body fat is stored around the waist and belly, the middle of the abdomen.
  35. Redlove Era Apple is amazingly red all the way to its core.

By Amazing Facts 4U Team

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