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Apple Facts

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Don't you think of apples as being all American? Apple pie, apple cider, bobbing for apples, apples from Washington state - all that. Nope, not at all.

This info comes from an email advert I received from (and they do have good kitchen products, but that isn't the point of this blog).

Here are some fascinating apple facts:

- Apples are a member of the rose family.

- Apples float because 25% of their volume is made up of air.

- Most popular apple in the US is the Red Delicious. Golden Delicious is 2nd place.

- Only apple native to North America is the crabapple!

- Apples are grown in all 50 states, but only 36 states produce apples commercially.

- An apple tree does not produce fruit until its 4th or 5th year.

- Americans eat about 19.6 lbs of fresh apples a year, while Europeans eat about 46 lbs.

-Apples are free of fat, sodium, and cholesterol.

- Apples ripen up to 10 times faster at room temp than if they are refrigerated.

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    Honey Crisp and Pink Lady are at the top of my list but I just ate a super yummy and slightly tart Golden. I never buy red delicious. They're so boring!
    2454 days ago
    LOL - Ellen, maybe I should have said NORTH American!
    2460 days ago
    Love those Honey Crisps! And Galas! And Spies! And Talman Sweets! And Snows! And McIntoshes!

    But no: not American.

    I think of apples as being quintessentially CANADIAN of course!!


    (Do totally agree about Red Delicious: NOT!!)
    2460 days ago
    I totally agree that "Delicious" apples are the most tasteless!
    2461 days ago
    J'adore apples! I have one every day cooked in my oatmeal and several raw. I just finished one of my precious Honey Crisps... the best darn apple ever! I am lucky enough to live where there are many, many types of apples available at the farmer's market - Right now, in my frig I have:
    Honey Crisps
    Golden Crisps
    Macouns (yum)
    and a big bowl of Paula Red Apple Sauce.

    We call Delicious Apples "oxymorons" - despite the name they truly are the least yummy. Thank you so much for the apply info!

    2461 days ago
    Yeah, I'm an apple a day kind of person myself! I alternate between Granny Smiths and Gala apples - YUM! Pink Ladies are great too. Mmmmm, apples!!!!!!
    2461 days ago
    An Apple a day, that's how I get it done :)
    2461 days ago
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