Interesting Facts About Apples

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Interesting Facts About Apples

Did you know that the delicious, crunchy apple, which is the main ingredient in pies, turnovers and Halloween parties, first originated in Middle East thousands of years ago? It’s alleged that Alexander the Great first discovered this sweet red treats while on his expedition to Asia Minor in 300 BCE and introduced it to Macedonia later.
You must have often heard people say, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”. But have you ever wonder how? Well, for all of you who didn’t know, an apple contains more antioxidants than a 1,500 mg Vitamin C tablet, making it one of most potent sources of antioxidants. What’s more, apples are full of phytochemicals that have anti-carcinogenic properties and can save you from the potential risks of developing cancer.
This delectable fruit contains an impressive list of nutrients ranging from the cholesterol fighting phytonutrients to bone health boosting flavonoids like phloridzin and boron to cancer thwarting quercetin. What’s more, this scrumptious fruit is loaded with pectin that helps in the digestion process apart from keeping the body’s insulin
needs in check. An apple is believed to contain more fiber than a big bowl of bran cereals.
Did you know that Irish Peach is not a variety of peach but an apple? Apparently, there are more than 7,500 varieties of apples available all over the world. This fruit comes in all shades of red, green and yellow and are curiously named as ‘red delicious’, ‘golden delicious’, ‘epicure apples’, ‘ginger gold’, ‘gala apples’, ‘fuji apples’, ‘granny smith’, ‘melrouge, rome’, ‘queen cox’, ‘idared’ etc.
Ever wonder who coined the expression, "You are the apple of my eye"? Well, the laurel indeed goes to the ancient Greeks and Romans, who believed that human eye pupil resembled an apple and hence the phrase came into being. For all who don’t know what this famous phrase means, “apple of my eye” connotes love, admiration and beauty.
Did you know how you eat your apple can reveal a lot about your personality? There are innumerable ways in which you can enjoy your apple other than the good old apple pie. You can wedge it into pieces or split it into halves, strip of its skin or munch your way to the end. No matter how you enjoy your apple, always remember that how you munch your fruit reveals oodles about the kind of person you are.
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  • Re: Interesting Facts About Apples

    by » 10 years ago

    Apple is a very delicious fruits, liked by almost all the adults as well as kids. Apple tree originated in Asia and belongs to the Malus domestica species of the rose family Rosaceae. A very common adage, ‘An apple a day, keeps the doctor away, has been is use since centuries and aptly describes the benefits of eating the nutritious fruit. One of the most widely cultivated tree fruits, apple accords a number of health benefits to its consumers. As a proof of the statement, we have provided the nutritional value as well as nutrition benefits of the fruit in the following lines.

    Nutritional Value of Apples
    Given below is the nutritional value of one medium-sized, fresh apple:

    * Calcium - 10 mg
    * Calories - 81
    * Carbohydrate - 22 grams
    * Dietary Fiber - 5 grams
    * Folate - 4 mcg
    * Iron - 0.25 mg
    * Phosphorus - 10 mg
    * Potassium - 159 mg
    * Sodium - 0.00 mg
    * Vitamin A - 73 IU
    * Vitamin C - 8 mg
    * Soluble Fiber
    * Insoluble fiber

  • Re: Interesting Facts About Apples

    by » 10 years ago

    Thanks for this nice information about apples!
    They are good for our teeth too! Eating a crunchy apple after your meals will dislodge food particles from the gums and gaps between teeth and prevent tooth decay !

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  • Re: Interesting Facts About Apples

    by » 10 years ago

    Yummy juicy read apples..... Thanks for sharing interesting and wonderful facts Neetu.. :)

    Thanks 'n' Regards,

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    by » 10 years ago

    Apples are so beneficial.I had read many of its benefits and had an article on it.

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    by » 10 years ago

    Kalyani Nandurkar wrote:
    [quote]Thanks for this nice information about apples!
    They are good for our teeth too! Eating a crunchy apple after your meals will dislodge food particles from the gums and gaps between teeth and prevent tooth decay ![/quote]

    thanks kalyani for sharing another useful benefit and eating apple......

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    by » 10 years ago

    Benefits of Apples

    picture of apple The old saying “ to eat an apple going to bed, will make the doctor beg his bread” has been justified by its many health-rich properties. A member of the rose family, fossil remains have shown that apples were gathered and stored 5,000 years ago and it’s likely that they were already cultivated during the Neolithic times. Apples are excellent detoxifiers and apple juice can destroy viruses in the body.

    In one recent study , Riu Hai Liu of Cornell University, has found although apples has only a small amount of vitamin C, eating 100 grams of apple provides the same amount of antioxidant activity as taking 1,500 milligrams of the same vitamin.

    Just make sure you do not take too many apple seeds because it could be toxic if taken in large amount.

    Benefits of Apples:
    1. Apple cleans teeth and strengthens gum

    2. Will make the cholesterol level lower

    3. Detoxify the body and has an antiviral property

    4. Apple will also prevent constipation because it helps digestion

    5. One large apple supplies almost 30% of minimum amount of fiber that should be consumed daily

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    by » 10 years ago

    The use :

    1. For people who suffer from gout and rheumatism, eat apple regularly because it will aid healing

    2. Eating 2 apples a day will reduce your cholesterol level up to 10 %

    3. Drinking an apple juice, 3 times a day, is said to prevent virus from settling in the body.

    4. Another benefit of apple is for those who have problem with their stomach. If you have problem with indigestion, eat apples before meals.

    5. Grated apple, when mixed with live yogurt may be helpful in cases of diarrhea

    Tips :

    1) Never buy apples that have not been kept cold since they can be over-ripe in a few days.

    2) Apples should be hard. If you can dent an apple with your finger, DO NOT BUY IT.

    3) Keep your apples refrigerated. If not, it will decay fast.

    4) To prevent browning, rub the cut surfaces with a mixture of lemon juice and water.

    5) Canadian researchers analyzing eight popular varieties found that the old standby, Red Delicious, and an apple called Northern Spy contain more disease-fighting antioxidants in their skin and flesh than any other studied. In English this means red apples are better than other apples.

    To get the most out of an apple, you should eat the skin as well. Sadly, you may want to peel your apple and throw away the skin. Why ? First, because apple is one of those fruits that contain the highest pesticides residues. Second, because most apples are waxed to give it a beautiful shine. Not only will you eat the wax, you would also eat the pesticides trapped by the remove the wax just scratch lightly or rub lightly with the knife on the apple,the wax will get removed now wash it properly......

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    by » 10 years ago

    We're told that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but what exactly are the health benefits of apples? Here are ten reasons to heed the advice of that old proverb.

    Bone Protection
    French researchers found that a flavanoid called phloridzin that is found only in apples may protect post-menopausal women from osteoporosis and may also increase bone density. Boron, another ingredient in apples, also strengthens bones.

    Asthma Help
    One recent study shows that children with asthma who drank apple juice on a daily basis suffered from less wheezing than children who drank apple juice only once per month. Another study showed that children born to women who eat a lot of apples during pregnancy have lower rates of asthma than children whose mothers ate few apples.

    Alzheimer's Prevention
    A study on mice at Cornell University found that the quercetin in apples may protect brain cells from the kind of free radical damage that may lead to Alzheimer's disease.

    Lower Cholesterol
    The pectin in apples lowers LDL ("bad") cholesterol. People who eat two apples per day may lower their cholesterol by as much as 16 percent.

    Lung Cancer Prevention
    According to a study of 10,000 people, those who ate the most apples had a 50 percent lower risk of developing lung cancer. Researchers believe this is due to the high levels of the flavonoids quercetin and naringin in apples.

    Breast Cancer Prevention
    A Cornell University study found that rats who ate one apple per day reduced their risk of breast cancer by 17 percent. Rats fed three apples per day reduced their risk by 39 percent and those fed six apples per day reduced their risk by 44 percent.

    Colon Cancer Prevention
    One study found that rats fed an extract from apple skins had a 43 percent lower risk of colon cancer. Other research shows that the pectin in apples reduces the risk of colon cancer and helps maintain a healthy digestive tract.

    Liver Cancer Prevention
    Research found that rats fed an extract from apple skins had a 57 percent lower risk of liver cancer.

    Diabetes Management
    The pectin in apples supplies galacturonic acid to the body which lowers the body's need for insulin and may help in the management of diabetes.

    Weight Loss
    A Brazilian study found that women who ate three apples or pears per day lost more weight while dieting than women who did not eat fruit while dieting.

  • Re: Interesting Facts About Apples

    by » 10 years ago

    I usually blend an apple with one dates and one badam and add little honey and give to my son. He really loves it. :P :P

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    by » 10 years ago

    I wanted to add more information about apples. Apple juice is also helpful to cure sore throat.

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