Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Thursday Thirteen - Apple Trivia

1. Two pounds of apples make one 9-inch pie
2. Apples are the most varied food on Earth. 7500 varieties of apples are grown throughout the world!
3. 60% apples are eaten out-of-hand; the remainder are processed
4. The science of apple growing is called pomology
5. The largest apple ever picked weighed three pounds
6. It takes energy from 50 leaves to produce one apple
7. China is the largest producer of apples. The US, Turkey, Poland and Italy round out the top 5. 8. Apples ripen six to ten times faster at room temperature than if they were refrigerated
9. Just one apple provides as much dietary fiber as a serving of bran cereal. (That's about one-fifth of the recommended daily intake of fiber.)
10/ Apple juice was one of the earliest prescribed antidepressants.
11. Johnny Appleseed was a real person. His name was John Chapman. He was born in Leominster, Massachusetts, September 26, 1774.
12. Apples may help you loose weight. A Brazilian study showed that 300 overweight women who ate 3 apples per day lost more weight than a similar group who didn't add fruit to their diet. Researchers believe that adding fruit to the diet of the overweight women changed their metabolic profiles.
13. Apples bruise easier than eggs break

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