Thursday, October 6, 2011

October is National Apple Month


Some Fun Apple Facts:

  • Apple juice was one of the earliest prescribed anti depressants.
  • Apples are a member of the rose family.
  • It takes about 36 apples to create one gallon of apple cider.
  • The crabapple is the only apple native to North America.
  • Apples float because 25 percent of their volume is air.
  • All apples have five seed pockets, each with a seed.
  • Kathy Wafler Madison created the world's largest apple peel on October 16, 1976, in Rochester, NY. It was 172 feet, 4 inches long. (She was 16 years old at the time and grew up to be a sales manager for an apple tree nursery).
  • The pilgrims planted the first US apples trees in the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
  • The science of apple growing is called pomology.
  • Quercetin is found only in the apple skin. The skin also contains more antioxidants and fiber than the flesh.
  • China produces more apples than any other country.
  • The apple is the official state fruit of New York, Washington, West Virginia and Rhode Island. It is the official state flower of Michigan.
  • 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.
  • To the Iroquois Indians, the apple tree is the central tree of heaven.
  • An apple blossom has five petals.
  • There are more than 750,000 apple orchards in the state of Washington.
  • In ancient Greece, tossing an apple to a girl was a traditional proposal of marriage; catching it was acceptance.

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