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Eating Facts

-An apple has 5 grams of fiber. They are also fat, sodium and cholesterol free.
-Two-thirds of the fiber and many of the antioxidants are found in the apple peel. So don't peel if off!
-Americans eat an average of 50.4 pounds of apples and apple products each year.
-Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Gala and Fuji are the five most commonly consumed apples in the U.S.
-It takes about 36 apples to create one gallon of apple cider.
-Two pounds of apples make one 9-inch pie.
-A medium sized apple conatins about 80 calories.
-Eating apples can help lower blood pressure and help cardiovascular health.


History Facts

-The first apple trees were planted by the pilgrims in the Massachusetts Bay colony.
-The science of apple growing is called pomology.
-The game of apple-bobbing began as a Celtic New Year’s tradition for trying to determine one’s future spouse.
-Archeologists have found evidence that humans have been enjoying apples since 6500 BC.
-One of George Washington’s hobbies was pruning his apple trees.

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Random Facts 

-25% of an apple’s volume is air, which is why they float.
-There are 2,500 varieties of apples grown in the U.S. and 7,500 varieties are grown throughout the world.
-It takes the energy from 50 leaves to produce one apple.
-The largest apple picked weighed three pounds.
-An apple tree will start bearing fruit 8-10 years after it is planted. A dwarf tree starts bearing in 3-6 years.

Want to learn more? Check out some of these cool sites:
        Apples and More
        Wisconsin Apple Orchards
        Apple Scab

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