This time of year, there is such an awesome choice of apples in the market place. I have been enjoying Honey Sweets, Fujis, Galas and Jonathans, and a sliced apple is my grand daughter’s favorite snack. I can also say with certainty that there will be an apple pie on my Thanksgiving table. Pumpkin is great, but for me, I will take apple every time.
Some interesting facts about apples:
Most of the world’s apples are grown in China, with the US coming in a distant second
60% of the apples grown in the US come from Washington State
Russia imports more apples than any other nation
The apple is a member of the rose family
Granny Smiths and Fujis can be stored longer than other apple varieties
And my favorite factoid regarding apples: Fruit flies fed apple extract live 10% longer than fruit flies not fed apple extract. How about them apples? (Sorry, I couldn’t resist).
There is some truth to the adage “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”. Studies have shown that consuming apples regularly provides anti-cancer benefits. It is thought that eating apples can reduce your chances of contracting colon, prostate and lung cancer.