|There are many different varieties of apples|
|Ambrosia apples - crisp and juicy with a distinct aroma|
|Gala apples - in season in Ontario between Sep and Feb|
Here are three more fun facts on apples: “It takes four apples to make a glass of pure apple juice”. During the session, we had originally guessed that it took less than four apples to make a glass of pure apple juice! On first thought, it seems like a waste to make apples into apple juice! However, thinking about how much water and syrup must have been added into pre-packaged apple juice, it's probably better to use a juice extracter and make my own if I wanted to taste the goodness of pure apple juice!
|Empire apples - slightly tart; juicy, firm and crisp. |
Ideal for making applesauce
We also learnt that “Planting an apple seed from a particular apple will not necessarily produce a tree of that same variety. The seed is a cross of the tree the fruit was grown on and the variety that was the cross pollinator”. Sounds pretty complex to me! Such is the wonder of nature.
Finally, here are three nutrition facts about apples.
“Apples are a good source of fibre and vitamin C when the skin is left on.”
“Apples contain phytonutrients which help regulate blood sugars.”
“Apples contain pectin which helps to remove cholesterol and toxic metals.”
|MacIntosh apples - named after John McIntosh of Dundela, ON|
after he discovered a seedling by chance in 1800
Before I learned these things. I only knew that apples are good and healthy but now I know lots of details. And I know how apples are very good for our body system. I am really thankful for Lynda of teaching us and I will eat more apples for health in the future.
Written by: Jessica Wang
Edited by: Lynda Young