The saying “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” is a common English-language proverb which implies that if you want good health, eat an apple. Whether this is a clever marketing ploy to sell apples or gospel truth, one thing is for sure, the apple is one of America’s favorite fruits. It is evidenced by the fact that per capita, US consumption is at 28 pounds per year and the US is the second-largest apple producer worldwide, second only to China.
- Kingdom: Plantae
- Order: Rosales
- Family: Rosaceae
- Genus: Malus
- Species: M. domestica
- Binomial name: Malus domestica
- There are over 2,500 apple varieties that are grown in the USA, but only one is native to North America, the Crabapple.
- Apples are a member of the rose family
- It takes around 36 apples to create one gallon of apple cider