When is National Apple Month?
Apple Month is a restricted-fund (financially self-supporting) program
of the U.S. Apple Association. Originally founded in 1904 as National
Apple Week, it was expanded in 1996 to a three-month promotional window
from September through November."
Other Apple Holidays? December 1st is: eat a pie day & eat a red apple day.
A Slice of Apple Pie
term "as American as apple pie" traces back to 14th century England.
The Pilgrims brought their pie-making skills, along with the apple seeds
to America. As the popularity of apple pie spread throughout the
nation, the phrase grew to symbolize American prosperity.
"An Apple a day helps keep the doctor away"
health benefits of apples and apple products were first recorded as
early as medieval times, giving rise to the old English saying "Ate an
apfel avore gwain to bed Makes the doctor beg his bread" and its more
recent variation, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away." Source:
- Rotten apples used as a poultice is an old Lincolnshire remedy for sore eyes, that is still in use in some villages. Source:Botanical.com
- A cosmetic dentist at New York University says apples are the perfect teeth cleaning and whitening tool.
- Australian Researchers Report Apples May Reduce Asthma Risk.
May Melt unwanted Pounds Away Faster. Adding apples and pears to your
daily diet may melt pounds away faster, according to new research from
Brazil published in March 2003. Overweight women who ate just 300 grams
of apples or pears lost more weight on a low-calorie diet than women who
didn't add fruit to their diet.
- Apples Provide Whole-Body Health Benefits.
some historians are in dispute over exactly who first cultivated the
wild apple, many believe it was the Romans who discovered they could
cultivate these wild apples into fleshy, sweet, and juicy fruits. Some
historians report the apple's origins were rooted in Southwestern Asia,
just south of the Caucasus Mountains between the Black Sea and the
Caspian Sea. Others note that apple seeds found in Anatolia were carbon
dated 6500 BCE. Archeologists even found a fossilized imprint of an
apple seed from the Neolithic period in England....." Source:
Apple Fun Facts
• Apples come in all shades of reds, greens, yellows.
• Two pounds of apples make one 9-inch pie.
• Apple blossom is the state flower of Michigan.
• 2500 varieties of apples are grown in the United States.
• 7500 varieties of apples are grown throughout the world.
• 100 varieties of apples are grown commercially in the United States.
• Apples are grown commercially in 36 states.
• Apples are grown in all 50 states. Source:
on Sep. 1, 2011 at 1:06 PM