Apple

- Apples are a member of the rose family.
- Apples come in all shades of reds, greens, and yellows.
- Apple trees take four to five years to produce their first fruit.
- World's top 5 apple producers are China, United States, Turkey, Italy and India.
- Apples may reduce the risk of colon cancer, prostate cancer and lung cancer.
- The old saying "an apple a day, keeps the doctor away" comes from am old English adage.
- Apples are often eaten raw. The whole fruit including the skin is suitable for human except for the seeds.
- Apples can be canned or juiced. They are milled to produce apple cider (non-alcoholic, sweet cider) and filtered for apple juice. The juice can be fermented to make hard cider, ciderkin, and vinegar.
- Apples are an important ingredient in many desserts, such as apple pie, apple crumble, apple crisp and apple cake. They are often eaten baked or stewed.
- Fruit flies fed an apple extract lived 10% longer than other flies fed a normal diet.