Do your kids love facts about all things in life? Mine sure do. Today I wanted to share with you the most fun apple facts that kids love!
I was watching an organizing show on Netflix called “The Home Edit” and the girls were organizing a pantry – something I desperately need help with – and their solution for the fruit was to put them into open baskets at kids eye level.
This encourages kids to eat all the wonderful, colorful, enticing fruit instead of the other available snacks. So I tried this in my pantry and the next day my kids were eating fruits all day long!
This is a huge win for me, and since my kids are eating SO many apples now, I just had to write some apple facts down in case there were parents out there that needed some like I did!
What can you do with these interesting facts? Use them as conversation starters or drop a fact into their lunchbox so they have a fun fact to read at school.
See also: Why Kids Tell Weird Jokes
Apple Facts For Kids
- The crabapple is North America’s only native apple.
- There is a large variety of apple colors such as yellow, red ( red delicious apple) and green apples (granny smith).
- One 9-inch apple pie is made from two pounds of apples.
- Michigan’s state flower is the apple blossom.
- In the United States, there are 2,500 different apple types.
- Apples are cultivated in over 7,500 different types across the world.
- In the United States, there are over 100 types of apples produced commercially.
- In 36 states, apples are cultivated commercially.
- Apples are nutritious, providing a good source of a natural energy, containing natural carbohydrate, Vitamin C and potassium and boron.
- Apples are cholesterol-free, fat-free, and sodium-free.
- A medium apple has around 80 calories.
- Apples are high in pectin, a kind of fibre. Five grammes of fibre are found in one apple.
- In the Massachusetts Bay Colony, the pilgrims planted the first apple trees in the United States.
- Pomology is the study of apple growing.
- It takes four to five years for apple trees to bear fruit.
- In the fall, most apples are still harvested by hand.
- Apples come in sizes ranging from a little bigger than a cherry to as big as a grapefruit.
- Grafting and budding are the two ways for propagating apples.
- Between the Caspian and the Black Seas is where the apple tree began.
- Apples were the ancient Greeks’ and Romans’ favourite fruit.
- Apples belong to the rose family of juicy fruit.
- An average tree may produce enough apples to fill 20 cartons weighing 42 pounds apiece.
- The apple that weighed the most was three pounds.
- Every year, Europeans consume roughly 46 pounds of apples.
- A typical apple orchard in the United States is 50 acres in size.
- A Dwarf apple tree is popular among producers.
- In Switzerland, charred apples have been discovered in ancient houses.
- When most apple blossoms emerge, they are pink, but they fade to white over time.
- Some apple trees may reach a height of 40 feet and thrive for over a century.
- Because apples bloom late in the spring and are less susceptible to frost, they may be cultivated farther north than most other fruits.
- Eating Apples provides a good way to increase dietary fibre, in fact, an average size apple is said to contain more fibre than a bowl of oatmeal or most cold cereals!
- In the United States, apples are the second most popular fruit. The oranges come first.
- Winter banana or melt-in-the-mouth were the names given to these fleshy fruits during colonial times.
- In 1998, the biggest apple production in the United States was 277.3 million cartons.
- Apples have five carpels, or seed pockets. Seeds are included in each pocket. The plant’s vigour and health determine the amount of seeds per carpel. The quantity of seeds in different types of apples will vary.
- China, the United States, Turkey, Poland, and Italy are the leading apple producers in the world.
- A peck of apples weighs about 10 1/2 pounds.
- Exports account for about one-fourth of all apple varieties grown in the United States.
- In the year 2005, 35.7 million bushel of apples were shipped. This amounted to 24% of the entire fresh-market harvest of this healthy fruit in the United States.
- With 62 million bushels and different varieties of apples gathered in 2005, the apple cultivar ‘Red Delicious’ is the most extensively produced in the United States.
What are the health benefits of eating apples?
Eating an apple a day, as the old saying goes, keeps the doctor away! Apples are a terrific snack for folks who want to eat something nutritious, and they’re also good for the heart. It is a very healthy food option for many people and it’s fairly easy to grow your own apple tree if you have the space and climate.
Apple cider vinegar is manufactured from apples and may be used to flavour a variety of dishes, particularly salad dressings. When used in cooking, this type of vinegar is especially beneficial since it lowers cholesterol and blood sugar levels. I always have a gallon of apple cider on hand and it’s the best way to add some flavor at the bottom of the instant pot when cooking pork!
When it comes to delivering the correct nutritional value to a person, an apple is an excellent choice. Apples are also known to aid in the management of diabetes and even the prevention of type 2 diabetes. If you’re looking for a healthy snack, apples are a terrific option.
Can we eat apple seeds?
Apple seeds are not beneficial for humans, but if you eat a few by accident, it won’t hurt you too much.
Cyanide is found in apple seeds. However, because an apple has very little cyanide, it will not damage you if you eat it by accident. Consuming a significant quantity of crushed apple seeds, however, can be dangerous due to the high amount of cyanide present.
For a human, a dosage of about 0.002-0.01 oz (50-300 mg) can be lethal. It takes around 83-500 apple seeds to produce the quantity of cyanide that may harm an adult human. While every apple holds a different number of seeds, there aren’t enough to poison a human being in one average size apple.
Fun Apple Facts Bottom Line
Did you love these fun facts about fresh apples? Next time you’re on a field trip or out grocery shopping, you can bring up some facts about the different kinds of apples that you see. This is a special fruit that has many popular varieties and makes a great snack too!