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The apple is a member of the rose family, along with pears, plums, peaches, cherries, apricots, and quince. It has been cultivated for thousands of years in many different regions around the world, and its cultivation was likely first discovered by accident when wild apples fell into an artificial pit dug for storing wine grapes.

Here are five interesting facts about apples.

1) The word “apple” comes from the Latin word “malum,” meaning “bad.” 2) In ancient Rome, apples were used as currency. 3) The Romans believed that eating an apple before bed would help prevent nightmares. 4) The apple originated in China. 5) There are more than 7,000 varieties of apples grown worldwide.

They’re the world’s largest producer of apples.

Today, the United States produces nearly half of the world’s supply of apples. However, the country only accounts for about 6 percent of global consumption. The rest of the world consumes almost 90 percent of the total production.

The average apple weighs around 1.6 ounces.

An apple contains approximately 4 grams of water, 2 grams of carbohydrates, 0.5 grams of protein, and 0.4 grams of fat. It also has vitamins A, C, E, K, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, B12, folate, pantothenic acid, niacin, biotin, choline, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, copper, zinc, iron, selenium, molybdenum, iodine, chromium, nickel, and vanadium.

There are over 100 different varieties.

There are over 100 varieties of apples available today. They range in size, shape, color, flavor, texture, and nutritional value. The most common types oare grown commercially are Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Gala, Fuji, Pink Lady, Braeburn, Honeycrisp, and McIntosh.

Apples have been currency since ancient times.

In fact, the first known use of money was when King Midas gave his daughter an apple as a gift. He then asked her what she would give him in return. She replied with gold. The story told in the Bible (Matthew 18:21).

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