Did you know - Apple facts:

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There are more than 7500 varieties of apples grown in the world.

One medium apple contains about 80 calories.

Don't peel your apple. Two-thirds of the fiber and lots of antioxidants are found in the peel. Antioxidants help to reduce damage to cells, which can trigger some diseases.

Apples ripen six to ten times faster at room temperature than if they were refrigerated.  For optimal storage, apples should be kept at 35-40 degrees with relative humidity of 80-90%.

The apple tree originated in an area between the Caspian and the Black Sea.  Archeologists have found evidence that humans have been enjoying apples since at least 6500 B.C.