Interesting facts about apples

Apples are best eaten with the peel, all the nutrients are contained right underneath. The peel contains a large amount of healthy fiber that improves digestion.

The longest-lived apple tree in America is reportedly planted in 1647 by Peter Stuvesant in his Manhattan garden and still bears fruit today.

Apple seeds also contain an extremely dangerous substance - amygdalin glycoside! In the stomach, it breaks down with the release of hydrocyanic acid, the strongest poison. Therefore, it is not recommended to eat apples with seeds.

7, 500 varieties of apples are grown all over the world. The leaders in the production and export of apples are China and the USA.

Apples do not sink in water, as 20-25% of their mass is air.

On average, each apple has about 70-100 calories. Because of this, apples are included in many diets and dietary products.

The longest apple peel is listed in the Guinness Book of Records. The record for the longest unopened apple peel is listed in the Guinness Book of Records and belongs to the American Kathy Walfer, who peeled an apple for 11 hours and 30 minutes and received a peel 52 meters 51 centimeters long. This record was set on October 16, 1976 in New York.

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

Green apples have a beneficial effect on the strength of bones and teeth. Improves eyesight and has anti-inflammatory properties. Green apples contain more vitamin C than red ones.

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

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

According to legend, 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 in men reminds of the first sin and is called the Adam's apple.

When Dutch sailors first saw an orange in China, they called it the Chinese apple (Apfel sine), and since then it has become customary to call it an orange.

From the biography of Steve Jobs: - Apples were part of my fruit diet. I was just returning from the apple farm and thought that the name Apple sounds funny and sincere ...

In 2005, Japanese Chisato Iwasaki at his farm in the city of Hirosaki grew a huge apple weighing 1, 849 kg.

The smallest apples are raikas.

Apple Day is held annually in Great Britain on October 21, while Orthodox Christians celebrate Apple Savior.

The unusual fruit was grown by the Swiss gardener Markus Kobert. It took him 20 years to get a fruit that looks like an apple on the outside and like a tomato on the inside. The new fruit (or vegetable) was named Redlove - "Red Love".