Apple Facts for Kids

A Picture of a Basket of Apples
  • 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)

32 Apple Facts for Kids

  1. An apple is a food cultivated (grown) and eaten by humans.
  2. Archeologists has discovered evidence that indicates humans were eating apples as far back as 6500 BC.
  3. Apples are a member of the Malus genus.
  4. An apple is a fruit and grows on an apple tree.
  5. Apples are sweet and come in a wide variety of colors.
  6. Apples can be red, green, yellow, pink or a combination of these colors.
  7. An apple can be as small as a golf ball and as large as a grapefruit.
  8. Apples are healthy and provide the human body with important nutrients, vitamins and minerals.
  9. The smallest apple grown for consumption is the Rockit apple.
  10. The largest apple grown for consumption is the Hokuto apple.
  11. There are over 7,500 varieties of apples grown worldwide.
  12. It can take between four and ten years before an apple tree can produce fruit (apples).
  13. In 2017, over 91 million tons of apples were produced worldwide.
  14. In 2017, the largest producer of apples was China and they produced over 45.5 million tons of apples.
  15. A medium size apple contains 95 calories.
  16. A medium size apple contains 19 grams of sugar.
  17. A medium size apple contains 0.5 grams of protein.
  18. A medium size apple contains 0.3 grams of total fat.
  19. A medium size apple contains no sodium or cholesterol.
  20. A bushel of apples weighs about 47 pounds and contains around 125 medium size apples.
  21. Apple juice and apple cidar are popular fruit juices made from macerated and pressed apples.
  22. It takes around 36 apples to create on gallon of apple cider.
  23. Apple seeds eaten in large amounts can cause adverse reactions in the human body.
  24. Apple seeds contain a small amount of amygdalin, which is a compound that contains sugar and cyanide.
  25. There has never been a recorded case of a human dying from eating to many apple seeds.
  26. Apples float in water, because their density is less than water itself.
  27. Apple bobbing is a game played on Halloween, apples are placed in a tub of water and players try to capture an apple using only their teeth.
  28. It’s said that Isaac Newton came up with his theory on gravity by watching an apple fall from a tree.
  29. John Chapman is also known as Johnny Appleseed in the United States. Chapman was given this nickname because he introduced apples to several U.S. states.
  30. The branch of botany related to the study of apples is pomology.
  31. A person who studies pomology is a pomologist.
  32. 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.

Additional Resources on Apples

  • The Benefits of Apples – Find out how apples can benefit your health on the Live Science website.
  • Apples – Discover more facts and nutritional information about apples on the USDA website.
  • Apple – Wikipedia – Learn more about apples on the Wikipedia website.