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Apple seeds contain a cyanide compound.
Apples contain high levels of boron, which increases mental alertness.
Apple trees can live for more than 100 years.
Apples can range in size from as small as a cherry to as big as a grapefruit.
It takes two pounds of apples to make one nine-inch apple pie.
There are more than 7,500 varieties of apples grown around the world. It would take you more than 20 years to try them all if you ate one a day!
Apples are actually part of the rose family, just like pears and plums.
A bushel of apples weighs 42 pounds, and will yield 20-24 quarts of applesauce.
One of George Washington’s hobbies was pruning his apple trees.
Archeologists have found evidence that humans have been enjoying apples since 6500 BC.
It takes the energy from 50 leaves to produce one apple.
Apple trees can be grown farther north than other fruit trees because they bloom late in spring, minimizing the chance of frost damage.
Most apple blossoms are pink when they open, but gradually transition to white.
Apples are fat-free, sodium-free and cholesterol-free. And they taste great, too!
A medium-sized apple has about 80 calories.