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Apple Facts

  • Name: Apple, Apples
  • Type of Food: Fruit
  • Produced From: Apple trees
  • Total Calories: 95 (182 grams serving)
  • Total Fat: 0.3 grams (182 grams serving)
  • Total Protein: 0.5 grams (182 grams serving)
  • Total Carbohydrates: 25 grams (128 grams serving)

25 Apple Facts for Kids

  1. An apple is a food cultivated (grown) and eaten by humans.
  2. Apples are a member of the Malus genus.
  3. An apple is a fruit and grows on an apple tree.
  4. Apples are sweet and come in a wide variety of colors.
  5. Apples can be red, green, yellow, pink or a combination of these colors.
  6. An apple can be as small as a golf ball and as large as a grapefruit.
  7. Apples are healthy and provide the human body with important nutrients, vitamins and minerals.
  8. The smallest apple grown for consumption is the Rockit apple.
  9. The largest apple grown for consumption is the Hokuto apple.
  10. There are over 7,500 varieties of apples grown worldwide.
  11. In 2017, over 91 million tons of apples were produced worldwide.
  12. In 2017, the largest producer of apples was China and they produced over 45.5 million tons of apples.
  13. A medium size apple contains 95 calories.
  14. A medium size apple contains 19 grams of sugar.
  15. A medium size apple contains 0.5 grams of protein.
  16. A medium size apple contains 0.3 grams of total fat.
  17. A medium size apple contains no sodium or cholesterol.
  18. A bushel of apples weighs about 47 pounds and contains around 125 medium size apples.
  19. Apple seeds eaten in large amounts can cause adverse reactions in the human body.
  20. Apple seeds contain a small amount of amygdalin, which is a compound that contains sugar and cyanide.
  21. There has never been a recorded case of a human dying from eating to many apple seeds.
  22. According to the Guinness World Records, the largest apple ever harvested weighed 4 pounds and 1 ounce. It was harvested on October 24th, 2005 by Chisato Iwasaki at his apple farm.
  23. Archeologists has discovered evidence that indicates humans were eating apples as far back as 6500 BC.
  24. It’s said that Isaac Newton came up with his theory on gravity by watching an apple fall from a tree.
  25. The branch of botany related to the study of apples is pomology and a person who studies pomology is a pomologist.

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