Apples

Apples float because 25% of their mass is air. An apple tree will start bearing fruit 8-10 years after it is planted. The average apple tree produces 400 apples each year. There are more than 7,500 varieties of apples cultivated around the world & none of them are native to America. Actually, they’re said to have originated...

HEALTHY & FUN FRUITY FACTS

Tatianna

7/2/2021 3 min read

Apples

-Apples float because 25% of their mass is air.

-An apple tree will start bearing fruit 8-10 years after it is planted.

-The average apple tree produces 400 apples each year.

-There are more than 7,500 varieties of apples cultivated around the world and none of them are native to America. Actually, they’re said to have originated from Kazakhstan.

-2,500 varieties of apples are grown in the United States. The apple is the official state fruit of Washington, New York, Rhode Island, and West Virginia.

-The apple is popularly known as the supposed forbidden fruit of Eden. But this is not mentioned anywhere in the Bible! Contrary to popular belief, there is no mention of an apple as the forbidden fruit in the Bible. It is referred to as "fruit from the Tree of Knowledge" with no specification as to which kind of fruit. It was Hugo van der Goes who first implicated the apple as the forbidden fruit in his 1470 A.D. painting, 'The Fall of Man'. After that, it became popular to depict the apple as the forbidden fruit.

-There is a classic story that Sir Isaac Newton came up with his law of gravity when an apple fell on his head.

-In 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.

-Eating an apple is a more reliable method of staying awake than consuming a cup of coffee as it gives you more energy. The natural sugar in an apple is more potent than the caffeine in coffee.

-Apples are a member of the rose family of plants along with pears, peaches, plums, and cherries.

-Apples come in all shades of reds, greens, and yellows.

-Every American eats 19.6 pounds of apples every year.

-The science of apple growing is called pomology.

-The apple you're eating might be a year old. Apples are one of those fruits that are available for sale year-round, even though the actual season for harvesting is rather short. Apples are for sale in grocery stores and farmers' markets year-round, even though their harvesting season (at least in the U.S.) only lasts a few months in the fall. Thanks to increasingly sophisticated cold storage technology, apples are able to be stored and preserved, between the gap of being harvested and actually making it to market. So in short, an apple purchased and eaten today may actually be up to a year old. It's possible (and/or likely) that the crisp, juicy apple you're eating in August 2020 was actually harvested in October 2019.

-Apples increase mental alertness, thanks to their high levels of boron. Eating an apple will deliver a more healthy energy boost, than drinking a cup of coffee. Thanks to its high carbohydrate, vitamin, and mineral content, apples have the perfect storm of nutrition to help you stay energized all day.

-Apples are also a member of the rose family. If you ever don’t feel like paying for a dozen roses, just get a dozen apples … basically the same thing!

-People were pretty serious about playing catch in ancient Greece. If a boy tossed an apple at a girl it was seen as a marriage proposal. If she caught it, she accepted.

-Applesauce was the first food eaten in space by an American astronaut.

-The longest unbroken apple peel was as long as an Olympic-sized pool.