Apples are fat free.
Apples have been found to reduce the risk of a stroke.
The science of apple growing is called pomology.
Apples are a member of the rose family.
Charred apples have been found in prehistoric dwellings in Switzerland.
Apples have been found to reduce oxidative stress and biological damage.
Apples are a great source of fiber.
Apple varieties range in size from a little larger than a cherry to as large as a grapefruit.
25 percent of an apple's volume is air (that is why they float).
Apples have been found to protect and enhance heart muscle.
The average size orchard in the United States is 50 acres.
Apples are propagated by either grafting or budding.
Apples helps prevent chronic disease.
Apples decreases tumor growth and incidence of cancer.
A medium apple is about 80 calories.
The pilgrims planted the first United States apple trees in the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
The apple tree originated in an area between the Caspin and Black seas.
Over 2500 varieties of apples are grown in the United States, 100 are sold commercially.
During the 18th and 19th centuries apple seeds were spread from coast to coast for 40 years by the legendary Johnny Appleseed.
Most of an apple's perfume cells are concentrated in the apple skin and, as it ripens, the cells give off a strong aroma.
Apples are 75 percent water, so you can quench your thirst whenever the need arises.
Apples are rich in flavonoids, plant compounds that function as anioxidants.
Researchers were able to isolate Quercetin, a flavonoid found mostly in apples, as the source of the anti-cancer effect.
Reports show that fruit pectins trap and prevent cholesterol from building up in the linings of blood vessel walls resulting in lowered blood pressure and reduced atherosclerosis symptoms.
Few people realize the tremendous benefits that apple trees provide to the environment. An acre of orchard removes 30,000 pounds per year of carbon dioxide and generates 12,000 pounds per year of oxygen.* (An average human consumes 412 pounds of oxygen per year -- and an average passenger car produces 11,450 pounds of carbon dioxide per year).** The cooling effect of a one-acre apple orchard is equivalent to operating 4 home air conditioners at full capacity, 10 hours a day, for 3 months.
* Alan Lakso, PHD, Cornell University
** United States Environmental Protection Agency