Apples, raw, with skin

Fun Facts

  1. Apples are a member of the rose family of plants, along with pears, peaches, plums and cherries.
  2. The science of apple growing is called pomology.
  3. Apples come in all shades of red, green and yellow.
  4. Most apples are still picked by hand.
  5. Americans eat more apples per capita than any other fruit (fresh and processed combined). In 2012-13, Americans ate an average of 15.9 pounds of fresh apples, and 28.4 pounds of processed apples (juice, cider, sauce, etc.), for a combined total of 44.3 pounds.
  6. The world’s largest apple peel was created by Kathy Wafler Madison on October 16, 1976, in Rochester, N.Y. It was 172 feet 4 inches long.
  7. Apples are an excellent source of fiber; one medium apple contains 5 grams of fiber, including the soluble fiber pectin.

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