You’ve been told a trillion times some facts about apples. But that doesn’t mean you have learned all there is to know about the fruit. There are some delicious and fascinating lesser known facts about the healthy fruit outside satisfying people’s cravings with its naturally sweet taste. These are the mysterious and intriguing health facts about the juicy fruit you definitely won’t like to miss. Read on to learn them below:
1. Did you know that most Christian believe that it was an apple that Eve used in luring Adam to sin? Despite the fact that the forbidden fruit of Eden in the Book of Genesis is not named, apple is said to be the forbidden fruit. The beginning of the popular link between the unknown fruit in biblical times and apple is found in confusion between the Latin words mālum (an apple) and mălum (an evil), each of which is normally written malum. The tree of the forbidden fruit is dubbed “the tree of the knowledge of good and evil” in Genesis 2:17, and the Latin for “good and evil” is bonum et malum.
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2. In ancient Greece, tossing apples at people was a solemn voice that proclaims your love while in the vein, catching the fruit means acceptance of the feeling.
3. The larynx found in the human throat got its name Adam’s apple because of a notion that it resulted from the remnant of the forbidden fruit in the throat of Adam.
4. Fuji apples did have its origin in Japan, yet it has no link with Mt. Fuji. They have an awesome honey decliously sweet taste and a see through core.
5. In ancient Greece apples were regarded as “sacred to Aphrodite”.
6. The biggest U.S. apple crop was 277.3 million bushels in 1998. In 2013, for instance, the American crop was approximated at 248.6 million bushels
7. There are so many varieties of apples that if you decide to eat one new type everyday, it would take more than 20 years to try them all.
8. Just like the fruit is healthy, it can also poison the human body. Apple seed is made up of cyanide, a potentially deadly chemical compound that contains monovalent combining group CN. But you don’t have to be scared because you have to consume too many of them to get sick.
9. The most known varieties of apples in the US are the Red Delicious, Golden Delicious and the Granny Smith. America exports more than enough of them to other countries.
10. Apple is believed to have have its origin in an area between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea. They originated from the Caucasus and exist throughout the recorded history.
11. In the United States, more than 2,500 varieties of apples are grown, while 100 of them are officially grown in the USA, but only the crabapple is native to North America – the tart, green and crunchy type that grow on bushy shrubs.
12. You can cut down tooth decay by taking an apple a day since they stimulate the production and flow of saliva in mouth. They stimulate gums and prevent cavity accumulation. The excess saliva declines cavities as it lowers levels of bacteria. So you can replace your toothbrush with an apple every morning if you don’t have a tooth brush at this point in time.
13. One of George Washington’s hobbies was trimming his apple trees. That’s just how he relaxed after a stressful day.
14. An average sized apple which weighs 140 grams contains 80 calories.
15. After Oranges, Apples are the second most valuable fruit in the United States. During the colonial times apples were known as “winter banana” or “melt-in-the-mouth”.
16. Along with cherries, peaches, pears, plums, raspberries, Apples belong to the rose family (Rosaceae) a medium-sized family of flowering plants, including about 2830 species in 95 genera.
17. The science of apple growing is known as Pomology while the Latin word “Pomum” means “fruit”.
18. It takes about four to five years for an apple tree to produce its first fruit. Trees nonetheless may very much vary, some bring the first fruit much sooner.
19. Apple varieties range in size from a little larger than a cherry to as large as a grapefruit. The weight of the largest apple ever picked was 3 lbs. However, based on Guinness book of records, the heaviest apple weighed 1.849 kg (4 lb 1 oz) and was grown and picked by Chisato Iwasaki at his apple farm in Hirosaki City, Japan October 24 2005.
20. Apples have no fat, sodium or cholesterol and are a good source of fiber pectin. In fact one apple has five grams of fiber so trying a 3-apples-a-day diet will help a lot.
21. You can make one gallon of apple cider with about 36 apples. One apple needs the energy of 50 leaves. How many leaves are needed for three gallons of apple cider? Well, you can provide the answer.
22. The average person eats 65 apples a year. It is also outstanding to realize that humans have been enjoying the taste of apples since 6500 BC according to Archaeologist reports. Apple tree was perhaps the earliest tree to be cultivated.
23. Apples contains 25% air, which is why they float in water. You can try the experiment right away by just pushing an apple down into the water. you will notice it will bob up again. But apples do not appear when dropped in … naptha.
24. America’s longest-lived apple tree was said to be planted in 1647 by Peter Stuyvesant in his Manhattan orchard and was still bearing fruit when a derailed train struck it in 1866.
25. It is recommended not to peel your apple. Two-thirds of the fiber and lots of antioxidants are found in the peel. Antioxidants help to reduce damage to cells, which can cause some diseases.
26. Remember the old saying, “An apple a day, keeps the doctor away? This saying comes from an old English adage, “To eat an apple before going to bed, will make the doctor beg his bread.”