We have started other Did You Know Series, fruit facts. Today we will talk about Apple facts. An apple is an edible fruit produced by an apple tree (Malus domestica). Apples have been grown for thousands of years in Asia and Europe and were brought to North America by European colonists. Apples have religious and mythological significance in many cultures, including Norse, Greek and European Christian tradition. So let’s start some more interesting facts about apple.
Did you know thes facts about an apple?
- Apples are the fruit of apple trees and are one of the most widely grown tree fruit.
- Millions of tonnes of apples are grown each year.
- There are lots of different types of apples which include Fuji, Gala, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Pink Lady ou know and Granny Smith.
- Granny Smith apples originated in Australia in 1868 accidentally after a chance seedling by a lady named Maria Ann Smith.
- While most apples are eaten fresh, they have other uses such as juice making and cooking.
- The apple tree originated in Central Asia.
- China is the leading producer of apples.
- Apples had been taken to North America by European settlers.
- Apple trees can be vulnerable to a number of different diseases and pests. Chemical sprays are frequently used to limit the damage however organic methods are also popular.
- Honey bees are normally used to pollinate apple trees.
- Apple trees normally blossom in spring with fruit maturing in autumn.
- Apple seeds contain a cyanide compound. Our body can handle small doses of this naturally occurring poison so you’ll have to consume a big range of seeds for it to have an effect, and even then the seeds are covered in a protective coating which keeps the cyanide compound secure inside.
- An average apple contains around 130 calories.
- It is believed that the pronouncing “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” originated in Wales in the 19th century. Sadly eating apples does not guarantee true fitness however they do have nutritional value and potential fitness benefits.
- The apple genome was decoded in 2010.
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