U.S. Apples


heart apple

 

Did you know?

  • U.S. farmers grow an average of 250 million bushels of apples each year
  • About 2,500 varieties of apples are grown throughout all 50 states
  • About 100 varieties of apples are grown commercially in 36 states
  • The top apple producing states are Washington, New York, Michigan,Pennsylvania, California and Virginia.
  • The crabapple is the only apple native to North America
  • The pilgrims planted the first United States apple trees in the Massachusetts Bay Colony
  • Most apples are still picked by hand in the fall
  • The average size of a United States orchard is 50 acre
  • Apples ripen six to ten times faster at room temperature than if they were refrigerate

 

An Apple A Day…

  • A medium-size apple has only 80 calories, no fat, no sodium and no cholesterol
  • Apples are High in Immunity Boosting Vitamin C
  • High Levels of Insoluble Fiber in Apples Helps Lower Cholesterol & Improve Digestion
  • The Skin of an Apple Contains Most of its Fiber & Disease Fighting Antioxidant Compounds
  • There’s About 100 Calories & 5 Grams of Fiber in One Apple
  • Healthy Sugars in an Apple Will Give You a Steady Supply of Energy to Your Brain and Muscles

 

Sources:

http://urbanext.illinois.edu/apples/facts.cfm

http://www.vermontapples.org/facts-about-apples.php