Food Facts and Hacks #5: Apples

How much do you know about apples? The Deuce is fond of them, but has a particular requirement. He likes to eat the Granny Smith variety. I made the mistake of buying the Golden variety one day and he set me straight. He let me know that the two do not taste the same. Here are some other interesting tidbits about apples…

 

Food Facts and Hacks #5: Apples by Being A Wordsmith

 

  • 2,500 varieties of apples are grown in the United States.
  • Apples are grown in all 50 states.
  • Apples are fat, sodium, and cholesterol free.
  • The largest apple picked weighed three pounds.
  • Europeans eat about 46 pounds of apples annually.
  • Some apple trees will grow over 40 feet high and live over 100 years.
  • Apples are the second most valuable fruit grown in the United States. Oranges are first.

 

Food Facts and Hacks #5: Apples by Being A Wordsmith

 

  • The largest U. S. apple crop was 277.3 million cartons in 1998.
  • Apples ripen six to ten times faster at room temperature than if they were refrigerated.
  • Archeologists have found evidence that humans have been enjoying apples since at least 6500 B.C.
  • It takes about 36 apples to create one gallon of apple cider.
  • Don’t peel your apple! Two-thirds of the fiber and lots of antioxidants are found in the peel. 
  • The top apple producing states are Washington, New York, Michigan, Pennsylvania, California, and Virginia.

 

Which of these apple facts do you find most interesting?

Did you know any of these facts already?

Granny Smith or Golden?

 

See ya later,

Kimberly

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