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Black apples

Black apples exist! They are, in fact, very dark purple, but they are named Black Diamond. It is an extremely rare variety of apples from the Hua Niu family (Chinese Red Delicious). Black Diamonds grow in Tibet in the small mountain village of Nyingchi. The reason for their original color is a difference in temperature between day and night. 1)

Only crabapple is native to North America

There are about 7500 varieties of apples grown around the world, and 2500 varieties in the United States. Out of that huge number of grown apples only one variety is native to North America. It is a crabapple.2)

Apples are very healthy

Apples are a very healthy fruit. They don't contain fat, don't contain sodium, and have absolutely no cholesterol.3)

Over 8,000 varieties

There are over 8,000 varieties of apples. The apple is the most varietally diverse fruit in the world. 4)

Important nutrients

The skin of the apple contains very important nutrients. It contains vitamins A and C, folic acid, calcium, potassium, iron, phosphorus, and antioxidants. 5)


Apples contain quercetin. This compound is an antioxidant and helps deliver more oxygen to the lungs. 6)


Apples are one of the most widely grown fruit trees. 7)

At least four years

It takes 4 to 5 years for an apple tree to bear its first fruit. 8)


One apple contains about 100 kcal, so it is good food for those who want to lose weight. 9)


Do not store apples with other fruits. 10)

Origin of apples

It is estimated that the apples come from the region of eastern Turkey or Kazakhstan. 11)

Rose family

Apples belong to the rose family, which is the same family as flowers. 12)

Adam's apple

Why is the cartilage on a man's throat referred to as Adam's apple? This is a reference to the piece of apple, the forbidden fruit from the biblical Eden that stood in Adam's throat. 13)

Declaration of love

In ancient Greece, there was a custom that throwing an apple at someone signified a declaration of love. 14)

Persian apples

Peaches were called Persian apples. 15)

Law of gravity

The falling apple inspired Newton to describe the law of universal gravity. 16)

Flower of Kent

The apple that fell on Newton's head was of the Flower of Kent species. 17)

apples.txt · Last modified: 2022/05/31 08:40 by aga