- One medium apple with the skin contains 0.47 grams of protein, 95 calories, and 4.4 grams of dietary fiber.
- It is a good idea to eat apples with their skin. Almost half of the vitamin C content is just underneath the skin. Eating the skin also increases insoluble fiber content. Most of an apple's fragrance cells are also concentrated in the skin and as they ripen, the skin cells develop more aroma and flavor.
- China produces more apples than any other country.
- There are hundreds of varieties of apples on the market today, although most people have only tasted one or two of the most popular such as Red Delicious or Granny Smith. Apples can be sweet, tart, soft and smooth or crisp and crunchy, depending on the one you choose. There is an apple to suit almost everyone's taste.
- The apple is the official state fruit of Washington, New York, Rhode Island, and West Virginia.
- There are more than 7500 varieties of apples grown in the world. About 2500 varieties are grown in the United States.
- "An apple a day will keep the doctor away."
- Apples are a source of both soluble and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber such as pectin actually helps to prevent cholesterol buildup in the lining of blood vessel walls, thus reducing the incident of atherosclerosis and heart disease. The insoluble fiber in apples provides bulk in the intestinal tract, holding water to cleanse and move food quickly through the digestive system.
Here are some yummy sounding recipes with apples: