Interesting facts about apples

Posted on Mar 13, 2022      255

Apples are best eaten with the peel, all the nutrients are contained immediately underneath it. The rind contains a lot of healthy fiber, which improves digestion.

The longest-lived apple tree is found in America, reportedly planted in 1647 by Peter Stuyvesant in his orchard in Manhattan, and still bears fruit.

Apple pips also contain an extremely dangerous substance, the glycoside amygdalin! In the stomach it is broken down to release hydrocyanic acid, a powerful poison. Therefore, it is not recommended to eat apples with pips.

There are 7,500 varieties of apples cultivated throughout the world. The leading producers and exporters of apples are China and the United States.

Apples do not sink in water because 20-25% of their weight is air.

On average, each apple has about 70-100 calories. Thanks to that, apples are included in many diets and diet products.

The record for the longest uncut apple peel has been added to the Guinness Book of Records. The record for the longest uncut apple peel belongs to American apple peeler Kathy Walfer who peeled an apple for 11 hours and 30 minutes and the peel was 52 meters 51 centimeters long. The record was set on October 16, 1976, in New York City.

According to statistics, practically every second fruit tree on Earth is an apple tree.

Green apples are good for the strength of bones and teeth. They improve eyesight and have anti-inflammatory properties. Green apples have more vitamin C than red apples.

According to a famous legend, the Law of Universal Gravitation was discovered by Newton when an apple fell to his head.

Carl Wilhelm Scheele isolated a new organic acid he called malic acid from unripe apples in 1785.

Legend has it that when Adam tried to swallow an apple from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, it got stuck in his throat. Since then, the Adam’s apple has been called the Adam’s apple, a reminder of men’s first sin.

The Dutch explorers first saw an orange in China and called it the Chinese apple (Apfel sine), so it has been called an orange ever since.

From Steve Jobs’ biography: “Apples were part of my fruit diet. I was just coming back from an apple farm, and I thought the name Apple sounded funny and soulful...

In 2005, Chisato Iwasaki of Japan grew a huge apple at his farm in Hirosaki City that weighed 1,849 pounds.

The smallest apples are the raiki.

Apple Day is held annually in the UK on October 21, while Orthodox Christians celebrate the apple salvation.

The unusual fruit was grown by Swiss horticulturist Marcus Kobert. It took him 20 years to get a fruit, which looks like an apple on the outside and like a tomato on the inside. The new fruit (or vegetable) was named Redlove.