An Apple a day!

You might have already said ” keeps the doctor away” in your mind as you read the topic.

An Apple is very nutritious but also there are so many facts that make it more interesting.

  1. Apples when kept with other fruits can help in ripening them as apples give our ethylene gas that accelerates ripening.
  2. Apple is the official fruit of six states. They are New York, Minnesota, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia and Illinois.
  3. There are more than 7000 varieties of apples in the world. Most apples in the world are cultivated by China. More than 2500 varieties are grown in US.
  4. Apples have 25% air in it which makes it possible for it to float on water.
  5. Apple can be a substitute for toothpaste as it has acid that can brighten teeth.
  6. They contain no fats.
  7. It takes 4-5 years for an Apple tree to produce it’s first fruit.
  8. Apples ripen faster when stored at room temperature than in refrigerator.
  9. Apples are a member of rose family.