99 Interesting Facts About Apples

Interesting Facts about Apples - all 99 of 'em!

One apple to another...
One apple to another... | Source

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Are you a fan of apples? Then brace yourself for 99 interesting facts about apples! All the more reason to eat more apples!

1. What is the scientific name for apples? Aplicus Rosacea

2. The science of apple cultivation is known as Pomology.

3. Where did apples originate from? Apples are said to have originated from a region between the Caspian Sea and the Black Sea

4. How many apples does an average person eat in a year? 65.

5. Did you know? Apples come from the Rose family, Rosacea, that’s why they have a rosy aroma!

6. Animals which eat apples include horses, monkeys, chimpanzees, bears, raccoons and rabbits.

7. Horses love munching apples, in addition to sugar cubes which they also love.

8. How heavy was the largest apple ever picked? 3pounds 2 ounces.

9. If you threw an apple in water, it wouldn’t sink – apples float in water! This is because 25% of their volume consists of air.

10. Why should you eat your apples with the skin? Because most of the anti-oxidants in apples, including Quercetin, are found in the skin.

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11. Which country produces the largest amount of apples? China.

12. Which states produce the most number of apples in the USA? Washington, New York, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and California.

13. The largest importers of apples are Russia, Germany and the UK.

14. New York City is nicknamed “the Big Apple.”

15. Apples were designated as the official state fruit for Washington in 1989.

16. Apples were native to Central Asia.

17. Apple trees have a life of over 100 years.

18. The Apple is popularly known as the supposed forbidden fruit of Eden. But this is not mentioned anywhere in the Bible!

19. You can't compare apples with pears.

20. "Your neighbor's apples are the sweetest."

New York City is known as the Big Apple
New York City is known as the Big Apple | Source

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21. "A pear tree cannot bear an apple".

22. The bump at the front of the throat is called Adam’s Apple, which is said to be caused by the forbidden fruit getting stuck in Adam’s throat when he ate it in the Garden of Eden.

23. "Ever since Eve started it all by offering Adam the apple, woman's punishment has been to supply a man with food then suffers the consequences when it disagrees with him." -- Helen Rowland

24. What are the most popular apple varieties in the US? The Red Delicious, the Golden Delicious and the Granny Smith.

25. Which apple varieties originated in Native America? Only one – the Crabapple.

26. During the colonization of Native Americans by Europeans, apples were called winter banana or melt-in-the-mouth.

27. How many calories do apples contain? A medium sized apple contains 80 calories.

28. Apples trees can also be affected by mildew, which leads to a gray powdery coating on leaves.

29. Apples can help you improve your memory.

30. How much fiber does a medium sized apple contain? 4 grams

There are more than eight thousand varieties of apples!
There are more than eight thousand varieties of apples!

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31. Five small apples contain 15 grams of fibers.

32. The daily requirement of fiber is 25 grams. Apples are amongst the highest sources of fiber.

33. The soluble fiber contained in apples is called pectin, and can help lower cholesterol levels.

34. Apples are cholesterol-free, sodium-free and fat-free.

35. The high quantity of fiber in apples can help fight constipation.

36. Eating an apple before bed can help cleanse your teeth and is said to be able to whiten your teeth.

37. Eating too many apples may cause gas in some people as the soluble fiber contained in it is broken down by bacteria in the small intestines.

38. Apple trees only bear fruits after they reach 5 years of age.

39. In Africa, apples are only grown in the Mediterranean regions.

40. Humans have been eating apples for a while now – from as far as 6500 BC!

Cute Apple Pie joke
Cute Apple Pie joke | Source

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41. In the Chinese culture, the word for apples is pronounced as ‘ping’ which also stands for peace. This is why apples are a popular gift to give when visiting someone in China.

42. Apples aren’t true fruits! Botanically speaking, true fruits grow from the ovaries of the flower, yet apples develop from the receptacle of the flower.

43. The average apple has 10 seeds.

44. Isaac Newton is said to have discovered the Law of Gravity when an apple fell on his head!

45. How tall is the average apple tree? Over 40 feet!

46. Dwarf apple trees are much more popular these days, their smaller heights making it easy to prune the branches and harvest the apples.

47. To produce one apple, it takes energy from 50 leaves.

48. The tiniestapple is about the size of a pea while there are some large apples the size of a small pumpkin.

49. Apples are still picked by hand during autumn.

50. The McIntosh apple is the national apple of Canada.

Isaac Newton was resting under a tree when an apple fell on his head. This led hime to discover the law of gravity.
Isaac Newton was resting under a tree when an apple fell on his head. This led hime to discover the law of gravity.

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51. It is generally agreed that apples originated from Kazakhstan.

52. The most famous saying involving apples is, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.”

53. The original saying in old English adage was, “To eat an apple before going to bed, will make the doctor beg his bread.”

54. The saying, “You are the apple of my eye,” is a romantic phrase often used among beloveds.

55. A bad tree does not yield good apples.

56. Celebrity actress and singer, Gwyneth Paltrow named her first daughter, “Apple.”

57. "The sweeter the apple, the blacker the core. Scratch a lover and find a foe!" - Dorothy Parker

58. Some famous poems involving apples include, “After Apple Picking,” by Robert Frost.

59. Apples were popular in ancient Greece and Rome and were a sign of opulence.

60. In the popular tale, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the Evil Step-mother tries to kill Snow White using a poisoned apple.

Snow White's evil step-mother is disguised as an old lady and hands her a poisoned apple to eat.
Snow White's evil step-mother is disguised as an old lady and hands her a poisoned apple to eat. | Source

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61. Being apple to successfully shoot an apple off a child’s head was a feat of marksmanship in bow and arrow.

62. Apple Cider Vinegar is derived from the fermentation of apple must and is a brownish yellow color.

63. Apples can be grown by two methods; budding and grafting.

64. It takes about 36 apples to create one gallon of apple cider.

65. Freshly pressed apple juice immediately turns brown upon contact with air because of oxidation.

66. A nifty trick to prevent fresh apple juice from turning brown is to add a few squeezes of lemon juice or lime juice. This helps prevent oxidation.

67. In literature, apples are used to symbolize a wide variety of meanings including temptation, immortality and reincarnation.

68. Apples are also said to symbolize health, love and fertility.

69. Apple blossoms are a symbol of feminine beauty.

70. Italy is among the top 5 producers of apples.

Apple blossoms are pinkish in color but they turn white as they get older.
Apple blossoms are pinkish in color but they turn white as they get older.

Interesting facts about apples - 71 to 80

71. Apples ripen five to six times slower when kept in the refrigerator than when left at room temperature.

72. The Apple Macintosh was named so as it was the favorite apple of the head of the team that created the computer, Jef Raskin.

73. Some fruits which have the word apple in them include custard apple and pineapple.

74. Apple juice in young children may cause diarrhea.

75. Are apples a brain food? Yes! Apples contain high levels of boron, which stimulates electrical activity of the brain and increases mental alertness.

76. Apples may not be rich in calcium, but its high levels of boron make it a great food to prevent osteoporosis and strengthen bones.

77. Apples have the ability to boost estrogen levels in menopausal women to a great extent.

78. The flowers of the apple tree are called apple blossoms.

79. Apple blossoms are pinkish in color but they turn white as they get older.

80. Apple blossoms are fertilized through cross pollination.

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81. Honey bees are the most important pollinators of apple blossoms.

82. In ancient Rome, apples were regarded as luxury fruits.

83. There are more than 8,000 varieties of apples – the largest variety of fruit to exist.

84. "Why do we need so many kinds of apples? Because there are so many folks. A person has a right to gratify his legitimate taste." -- Liberty Hyde Baily

85. Apples come in a variety of colors from lime green to golden yellow to burgundy and chocolate brown.

86. The Turks eat the most number of apples per person in the world.

87. Turkey is among the highest producers of apples in the world.

88. Some of the pests that affect apple trees are aphids.

89. "When the apple is ripe it will fall." -- Irish proverb

90. The Roman Goddess Pomona is the goddess of apples.

Idun giving Loki the apple - norse mythology, goddess of apples
Idun giving Loki the apple - norse mythology, goddess of apples

Interesting facts about apples - 91 to 99

91. In Norse mythology, the goddess of youth, Idun was believed to grow magic apples that kept the gods youthful.

92. People who love apples are said to be outspoken, charismatic and enthusiastic.

93. Apple seeds contain a cyanide compound.

94. No, it’s not that easy to die from the cyanide in apple seeds. The tiny amount of poison is locked away inside the hard seed coat and may pass through your digestive system intact.

95. "Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why." - Bernard M. Baruch

96. The fear of apples is known as Malusdomesticaphobia.

97. This phobia gets its name from the scientific name of apples, which is Malus domestica in the Rose family (Rosaceae)

98. Apples are one of the most popular juices taken with breakfast in the United States.

99. An apple shaped body type is where most of the body fat is stored around the waist and belly, the middle of the abdomen.

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MarleneWheeler 5 years ago

Great hub, I've bookmarked so I can read later. Loved the pictures!

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Rehana Stormme 5 years ago Author

Thanks Marlene!

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inaniLoquence 4 years ago from Singapore

Really? It takes 50 leaves to generate an apple? Great interesting information, Rehanna! And your photos are to die for! So cute! :)

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Lipnancy 4 years ago from Hamburg, New York

I love Apples. My parents used to buy them off the farm by the bushel.

lauryn 4 years ago

i love apples there are really good facts!

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ramboruiz 4 years ago

Apple fact #4 haha i guess that is true! Thanks for gathering all these fatcs about apple :)

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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

wow love the pic and the interesting facts!

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cclitgirl 4 years ago from Western NC

Dang! Now I have a serious apple craving! :) I love apples and cider and vinegar from apples...thanks for sharing all these wonderful facts! Voted up and linking to this. :)

Melina rush 4 years ago

Hi i live in destin florida, this doesn't really help me... I am doing this science fair project on Which apple deteriorates faster, And i need 10 facts, well i came up with 9, so i need one good last 1

Melina Rush 4 years ago

Please Give me 1 fact about apples tht i can put in my project, FYI i am in 8th grade

Tori Smith 4 years ago

Hi my name is tori as you can see that already.Iam 18 years old and iam am doing a science project on apples and i really need tips and help so please text me back. By the way apples are delicous.

tyler 4 years ago

well tori i have no idea please text tori please by the way iam in 5th grade

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Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina

Excellent list here. You've done a lot of work uncovering all of these facts. Rated up/U/I

kelvin 4 years ago

thank u for helping me with my homework :D

keana 4 years ago

I love apples don't you but something I want to say I those kids that died at that school don't get too eat apples or talk to us or there famaily any more so yha


kkj 4 years ago

Relly your talking about apples

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iguidenetwork 3 years ago from Austin, TX

Wow, then I should eat more apples to improve my memory! But my most favorite apple is the Fuji type. :)

What a well-researched hub, thanks for posting. Voted up and awesome, interesting. :)

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AvineshP 3 years ago from Chandigarh

Hey Rehana Stormme!!!! I must say that it is an amazing hub. You have really put in lots of efforts to make us realize the unknown facts about apples. This is certainly a unique and great hub.

3 Cheers for your hub :-)

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wordswithlove 2 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

Very enjoyable facts - thank you! Now I know why dunking for apples is done rather than dunking for oranges. Those would sink, right? :)

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ihjhtui 2 years ago

Ferry interesting has some cool facts about apples =).

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rich (an isca teacher) 2 years ago

Hi all! I'm Rich and I make to my students to search this information in the Internet to make a project about apples, and that information is not going to be important for the future , but I don't care hahaha

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Tricia Deed 2 years ago from Orlando, Florida

I love apples. What a long list!

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batman 2 years ago

number 21. is stupid

anna off frozen 2 years ago

apples are bad and yuck

killany 2 years ago

they are so yuck they have ants in them it is yuck

hemmardar 2 years ago


kc 2 years ago

they are so yuck they have love in them they are yum

killarney 2 years ago

Hey heeni stop writing cormments about me.

heeni 2 years ago

you are ugly you you mean girl

jessica 2 years ago

hey killarney

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Hey Heeni if you carry on you willget in trobble from miss duacan.

heeni 2 years ago

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darcy 2 years ago

shut up killarney

jessica 2 years ago

stop being mean

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shut up dacy now you duup

darcy 2 years ago

shut up jessica

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shut up darcy

batman 2 years ago


heeni 2 years ago


bat man 2 years ago

what the hall batman

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heeni 2 years ago

hey killarny

killarney 2 years ago

Hey Heeni you ugly girl you stole my man you mean girl

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mr. book 2 years ago

they are so so so so yum and yuck and ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha yummy

killarney heeni 2 years ago

they are dume

batman 2 years ago


kearnah 2 years ago

hey killarny you are my friend

killarney 2 years ago

i love dacy and zac and blade and boy kilarny

jessica 2 years ago

Yuck Killarney yuck

jessica 2 years ago

Kearnah are you her friend

heeni 2 years ago

hey jessy you are my friend and i am good

lyric 2 years ago

hey heeni is your mum ok

jessica 2 years ago

hi heeni im in hamilton

johnny appleseed 2 years ago

his this person real?

heeni 2 years ago

Jessica hi are you my friend can you still play with me or are you to big for me I am so sad I am crying haha you are awesome

jessica 2 years ago

I'm still your friend heeni don't worry

heeni 2 years ago

hey jessy you are fun my friend

diler 2 years ago

killarny i like heeni more than you.............

diler 2 years ago

killarny i like heeni more than you.............

jessica 2 years ago

Hey heeni you are not cool and you are not my friend and I hate you

heeni 2 years ago

I forgive you and cause you are my frenid hey see you at school in the playground

killarny 2 years ago

I like zac and blad hey heeni and jessy you are a dume and you Jessica you look so dume and heeni your name should be heni haha i am so mane that I the queen hey jessica and heeni I am telling people that you peed your salf at the playground and yous are my dume dwps friends more like dume ugly friends hahahahaHahaha

heeni 2 years ago

Hey killarny I am telling jessisca you are being mean to us and stop being mean you you and girls who are being made girls

marceline 24 months ago

hey killarny,if you don't have anything nice to say don't say anything at all,PS CHECK YOUR SPELLING AND GRAMMAR!

dontay 23 months ago

i love Jessiejoe

dontay 23 months ago

hi every body

payton 23 months ago

ewe killarny you are yuck

jessjoe 23 months ago

i love dontay

jessjoe 23 months ago

i love you are we flicking loom bands at e achother

jessjoe 23 months ago


jessjoe 23 months ago

i hate you dontay

jessjoe 23 months ago

dontay is not cool

impalar 23 months ago


dontay 23 months ago

impala is not cool

impala 23 months ago

your not cool

23 months ago

baby baby baby

dontay 23 months ago

i love you text back because i love you

heeni 23 months ago

hi how is on now

nasya 23 months ago

i hate heeni she is the girl that says i am so ugly

heeni 23 months ago

i am never being your friend

darcy 23 months ago

i am so cool not you

heeni 23 months ago

hey nasya how do u thik ou are

Heeni 23 months ago

sorry i did not write it

dontay 23 months ago

love joejoe

23 months ago

What do you mean you love her what about me

heeni 23 months ago

How is that kind of kid. And also ew a girl frome ower school likes dontay eweweEwEwewewew........ omfg

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Jacobb9205 23 months ago from Gloucestershire

Wow great list, will definitely being eating more apples!

king 23 months ago

stop writing stupid stuff on herei will arest you

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jessy joe 20 months ago

hey how are u guys love all of u

Dontay 19 months ago

heeni what are you doing

jessica 15 months ago

hi guys

jessica 15 months ago

f*** u killarney

aaliyah 15 months ago

hey every one

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heeni 15 months ago

go away aaliyah

$$skyla$$ 15 months ago

sup how you doing heeni i miss you from skyla

impalar 15 months ago

go away heeni

aaliyah 14 months ago

shut up impara

aaliyah 14 months ago

is anyone this stupid thing heeni and dont tell me to go away plus if your on this we can Tex

aaliyah 14 months ago


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heeni 11 months ago

hey baliey are you on hey hey

imparlar 9 months ago

your ugly heeni

payton 3 months ago

i love you davontay

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