NATIONAL APPLE DAY

21 October 2018

National Apple Day started in 1990 to celebrate Autumn and promote the apple and orchards, farmer's markets and naturally sourced food. Health organisations help to promote this event for healthy eating.

FUN FACTS

  • The apple's real name is Malus Domestica
  • The apple is a member of the rose family as are plums, cherries and peaches.
  • It takes 40 apples to make a gallon of cider.
  • Apples float (think of apple bobbing at Halloween) this is because they are made up of 25% air.
  • There are 7500 varieties of apples worldwide.
  • Apples last longer if you keep them in the fridge.
  • Apples can vary in size from a cherry to a grapefruit.

NUTRITION

Apples contain potassium, vitamin C, carbohydrates, fiber, antioxidents and manganese.

A medium sized apple contains about 100 calories.

The old saying 'An apple a day keeps the Doctor away' is based in truth as apples really are very healthy.

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Check out our Pinterest Board for lots of apple recipes and facts.

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