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Do You Know an Apple is More than a Mere Fruit? See 15 Very Interesting & Funny Facts you Didn’t Know About Apples

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Delicious and crunchy, the apple fruit is one of the most popular and favorite fruits in the world, among different circles of people who either favor it for its health benefits or just plain deliciousness.

While you probably know the fruit’s myriad health benefits, chances are you’ve never heard some really interesting facts about apples.

Here’s 15 fun and funny facts you’ve probably never knew about apples to let you know “What’s Appeling” with your favourite fruit.

  1. Apples contain antioxidants that have health promoting and disease prevention properties, and thereby, justify the saying, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.”

2. Apples are mostly consumed directly but can be made into more delicious pastries, sweets and drinks.

3. Apples come in all shades and colors of red, green and yellow.

4. There is a classic story that Sir Isaac Newton came up with his law of gravity when an apple fell on his head.

5. The apple is popularly assumed as the supposed forbidden fruit of Eden. But this is not mentioned anywhere in the Bible!

6. Apples contain malic acid, a chemical used in teeth whitening products, which helps dissolve stains.

7. Apple trees take four to five years to produce their first fruit and can live for more than 100 years.

8. Harvesting of apples is mostly done by hand

9. Apples float in water because 25 percent of their volume is made up by air.

10. Giving someone an apple is seen as a sign of love, hence the saying “you’re the apple of my eye.”

11. It’s cheaper to buy apples by the dozen or packs than in units.

12. Apples ripen six to 10 times faster at room temperature than if they are refrigerated.

13. Apples are the next richest fruit in Vitamin C content to oranges

14. Apples contain no fat, sodium or cholesterol with two-thirds of the fiber, nutrients and antioxidants found in the peel. Don’t peel it to eat it.

15. One famous association of apples is with the Apple gadgets. Story has it the founder couldn’t think of a name for his tech company and decided to name it after his favourite fruit.

Malusdomesticaphobia is the fear of apples.

Want to know what’s appeling next? Grab an apple and watch this space!

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13 Comments

  1. UNCLE GWE GWE GWE

    May 4, 2017 at 4:46 pm

    Cucumber is widely used by the ladies?

  2. MercyI

    May 4, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    Apple is A Very Rich Fruit

  3. Francisca Williams

    May 4, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    True talk. I love this fruit for its wide health benefits

  4. xplorenollywood.com

    May 4, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    Apple and peanut butter is an awesome combination and both together is a wonderful mix of vitamins and nutrients. ?

  5. me

    May 4, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    A good read!

  6. coly

    May 4, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    Why cant it grow in Nigeria?

    • Anon

      May 4, 2017 at 10:32 pm

      Oh please. Apples are grown in Plateau State.

    • funmilola

      May 4, 2017 at 10:50 pm

      Yes ooo

  7. Anon

    May 4, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    Lovely.

    May I add something about good old Gwyneth Paltrow whose daughter is called Apple?

    “Paltrow explained Apple’s unusual first name on Oprah, saying: “It sounded so sweet and it conjured such a lovely picture for me – you know, apples are so sweet and they’re wholesome and it’s biblical – and I just thought it sounded so lovely and … clean! And I just thought, Perfect!”

  8. aj

    May 4, 2017 at 11:20 pm

    I totally love apples! I always buy them by the bag in my local grocery store because it is cheap.

  9. Sean

    May 4, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    @ No 5. Thou…………………….I grew up thinking Adam and Eve ate apple

  10. Vie Grace

    May 6, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    It is Exciting eating a well Nourished APPLE .

  11. Vee

    May 7, 2017 at 9:59 am

    Try Granny Smith apples and Nigerian groundnut heaven.

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