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19 Must-Know Facts About Apples

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Apples are included in the daily diet of many people, being not only a source of vitamins but also just a delicious fruit. However, few people, crunching a juicy red-sided fruit, think about the benefits that it brings to the body.

  1. The average apple has about 80 calories.
  2. According to archaeological finds, people have been growing apple trees since about 8,500 years ago.
  3. Apple peel is high in healthy fiber to aid digestion.
  4. Apple orchards cover an area of ​​about five million hectares on the surface of our planet.
  5. Apples lower blood cholesterol levels.
  6. The apple symbol is very widespread in heraldry; it flaunts on eighty coats of arms.
  7. Apples tone the body no worse than coffee.
  8. If the apple quickly darkened at the cut, then it is good.
  9. There are more than seven thousand varieties of apples in the world, but only about a hundred of them go on sale.
  10. The oldest apple tree in the world grows in the United States, it was planted in 1647, and still bears fruit.
  11. For medieval alchemists, the apple was a symbol of knowledge.
  12. The heaviest apple ever grown weighed about 1.3 kilograms.
  13. The apple is the most frequently mentioned fruit in mythology.
  14. The Russian Queen Elizabeth could not stand apples and forbade her courtiers to eat them.
  15. The homeland of apples is the territory of modern Kazakhstan.
  16. The apple tree was the first tree that humans cultivated.
  17. The world’s first apple-producing country is China.
  18. Apples are a quarter of air, and therefore do not sink in water.
  19. Apples contain a lot of vitamins B and C.

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