By the looks of them, apples are about as uncomplicated a food as it gets. You reach up, grab one off of a tree, eat it, and smile. And hey, eating one every day might very well keep the doctor away. So what else is there to learn about apples? A whole lot, apparently. Here are six things you most likely didn’t know about America’s favorite fruit.
The Largest Apple Ever was Huge
The biggest apple that was ever picked (even larger than the one above) weighed three pounds, two ounces!
There’s Only One Apple Native to North America
Its name? The crabapple. All the rest originated in other parts of the world.
They’re 25-Percent Air
That’s why they float in water!
You’ve Been Eating Them Wrong
While every part of the fruit is edible, we tend to eat only 30 percent of them by working our way around the core. If you start at the bottom (or top) of the apple and work your way through it that way instead, you can eat the whole thing without even noticing the core and seeds.
They’re a Member of the Rose Family
Plums, peaches, cherries, apricots, and almonds are also Rosaceae family members.
They Contain No Fat or Cholesterol
They’re also sodium-free.