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Comparing Apples to Apples

We’ve all heard “an apple a day helps keeps the doctor away,” but here are some apple tid-bits you may not have known.

  • Apples are the most varied food with over 7,500 varieties throughout the world.
  • On average a Canadian eats, 86 apples per year.
  • The largest apple ever picked weighed 3 pounds.
  • Apples ripen six to ten times faster at room temperature than in the fridge.
  • One apple has as much fiber as a serving of bran cereal. Two-thirds of the fiber and lots of antioxidants are found in the peel.
  • McIntosh apples were discovered by Canadian John McIntosh in the late 1700s.
  • Apples are fat, sodium, and cholesterol free.
  • All apples have 5 seed pockets, each with a seed.

The Apple Computer logo symbolizes knowledge (the biblical apple was the fruit from the tree of knowledge). The bite out of the apple could also be pronounced “byte”, a computer technology.