Apple Facts for Children

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Apples are one of the most popular fruits with both children and adults. Apples aren't just one of those healthy foods your family wants you to eat. There are many fun facts to be learnt about apples.

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Volume

An apple's volume is one-fourth air, giving it the capability to float while in a liquid. This is why apples are the fruit of choice in games such as "Bobbing for Apples."

History

Scientists have determined that people have been eating apples for over 8,500 years. Charred apples have been found in prehistoric dwellings in Switzerland, according to urbanext.illinois.edu.

Varieties

There are over 2,500 varieties of apples grown in the United States, and more than 7,500 varieties grown throughout the world.

Growth

It takes 50 leaves to make enough energy to produce just one apple. Think of how many leaves it must take to produce all the apples on a whole tree.

Nutrition

Apples have lots of healthy nutrients, such as fibre, vitamin C and antioxidants, that your body needs to keep you healthy and going strong.

Crab Apples

Crab apples are the only apples that are native to North America. Pilgrims planted the first foreign apple trees in the United States.

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