Fun Facts About Apples

March is Nutrition Month and it’s also the month when Kids Eat Smart Clubs celebrate Apple Day, this year on March 28! Apples are a staple fruit in our province; they are readily available and more affordable. Everyday hundreds of volunteers slice up and serve apples to children who attend Kids Eat Smart Clubs.

Here are 6 fun facts that might interest you about apples:

  • Apples contain no fat, sodium or cholesterol and are a good source of fiber
  • Apple trees take four to five years to produce their first fruit
  • Apples ripen six to 10 times faster at room temperature than if they are refrigerated
  • The largest apple ever picked weighed 3 pounds
  • Apples harvested from an average tree can fill 20 boxes that weigh 42 pounds each
  • Apples are a member of the rose family

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Information retrieved from: http://farmflavor.com/10-fun-facts-about-apples/

Janel Genge is a registered dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Foundation Newfoundland and Labrador

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