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The apple tree was perhaps the earliest tree to be cultivated, and its fruits have been improved through selection over thousands of years. Alexander the Great is credited with finding dwarfed apples in Kazakhstan in Asia in 328 BCE; those he brought back to Macedonia might have been the progenitors of dwarfing root stocks. Winter apples, picked in late autumn and stored just above freezing, have been an important food in Asia and Europe for millennia, as well as in Argentina and in the United States since the arrival of Europeans. Apples were brought to North America with colonists in the 17th century, and the first apple orchard on the North American continent was said to be near Boston in 1625. In the 20th century, irrigation projects in Washington state began and allowed the development of the multibillion dollar fruit industry, of which the apple is the leading species.
Benefits and uses of Apple:
One large apple supplies almost 30% of minimum amount of fiber that should be consumed daily Apples are low in calories; contain no saturated fats or cholesterol, but rich in dietary fiber which helps prevent absorption of dietary LDL cholesterol in the gut. The dietary fibers also help protect the mucous membrane of the colon from exposure to toxic substances by binding to cancer causing chemicals in the colon. Apple fruit contains good quantities of vitamin C and beta carotene. Vitamin C is a powerful natural antioxidant. Consumption of foods rich in vitamin C helps body develop resistance against infectious agents and scavenge harmful, pro-inflammatory free radicals from the body. The fruit is a good source of B-complex vitamins such as riboflavin and pyridoxine (vitamin B-6). Apple also contains small amount of minerals like potassium and calcium. Potassium in an important component of cell and body fluids helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure; thus counters the bad influences of sodium. It also have flavonoid antioxidants, including catechins and quercetin, to add to their beneficial potency. Apples are rich in antioxidant phyto-nutrients flavonoids and polyphenols. The important flavonoids in apples are quercetin, epicatechin, and procyanidin B2. Apples are also good in tartaric acid that gives tart flavor to them. These compounds help body protect from deleterious effects of free radicals.
  1. Grated apple, when mixed with live yogurt sometimes helpful in cases of diarrhea .
  2. Green apple are good for strong bones,aid in vision,anti cancer properties.
  3. Apple cleans teeth and strengthens gum.
  4. It also detoxify the body and has an antiviral property.
  5. Apple will also prevent constipation because it helps digestion of food.
  6. For people who suffer from gout and rheumatism, eat apple regularly.
  7. Most important fact is, eating 2 apples a day will reduce your cholesterol level up to 10 %.
Nutritional value of Apple(Quantities per  100 g)
  • Vitamin C        10 mg
  • Vitamin E         0,6 mg
  • Calories            47
  • Fiber                1,8 g
  • Potassium         120 mg
Japanese researchers extracted a particular chemical compound from apples named procyanidin B-2 and studied its effect on hair epithelial cells in lab animals. Their conclusion, published in the January 2002 issue of British Journal of Dermatology, was that the compound promotes hair growth. The topic of whether or not it could do so on portions of the human male cranium that formerly boasted hair but currently do not was not addressed.
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