Not only are apples one of the most popular fruits around, they are also considered by nutritionists and scientists to be one of the healthiest. It’s not widely recognised, but apples pack a real powerful punch when it comes to nutrition, and should be considered by anyone serious about getting healthy. They are absolutely brimming with important anti-oxidants, flavonoids and vitamins. It has led to the famous British proverb, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” – and with an apples potent content, it’s a statement that is not far from the truth.
Apples tend to have crisp and refreshing pulp that is most commonly white in color. The apple is actually a member of the rose family, and comes in many shapes, varieties and skin colors. Being one of the most popular fruit in the world, apples are cultivated on a ginormous scale, and are used for both culinary purposes and for making cider, (not to mention being eaten raw!).
It is thought that the apple originated in Eastern parts of Europe as well as parts of Southwest Asia. Due to its adaptability, easy growth and bountiful yield, the apple tree have spread to almost every temperate corner of the globe. As they have spread and brought up under the guiding hand of man, thousands of hybrid varieties have been bred, with the market now containing over 7000 types of apples – and every single one of them is good for you!