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National Apple Month!

Posted by on Sep. 1, 2011 at 1:06 PM
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When is National Apple Month?

"National 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
A survey by the American Pie Council and Crisco found that apple pie is the favorite flavor among one out of four Americans, followed by pumpkin pie, chocolate pie, lemon meringue, and cherry.

The 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"
  • The 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.
  • 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.
  • Apples 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.

Apple History
"Though 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:
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