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Do You Love Apples?

Apple Facts and Fiction

No food acknowledges the conflict between a man and a woman better than the iconic apple. The fruit signifies the temptation of being drawn to the opposite sex when you know it’s only going to cause trouble in your life. How many of us have been attracted to someone and thought, “I shouldn’t go there, but?”

I love apples and there are many varieties from around the world. By the way, the Red Delicious is currently the most popular apple in North America.

  1. The Adam’s apple was named that because when, in the bible, Adam was tempted by Eve and took a bite from her apple, he choked and couldn’t swallow it. According to the myths, that’s why a man’s larynx is larger than women.
  2. Johnny Apple born John Chapman (September 26, 1774 – March 18, 1845), was an American pioneer nursery man who introduced apple trees to large parts of Pennsylvania, Ontario, Ohio Indiana, and Illinois as well as the northern counties of present-day West Virginia (Citation Wikipedia).
  3. An apple a day keeps the doctor away. According to research on the internet the saying came from a Pembrokeshire proverb c1866. “Eat an apple on going to bed, and you’ll keep the doctor from earning his bread.” Other variations can be found from 1913 onward.
  4. Apples varieties, there are over 7,000 varieties from as far away as New Zealand, Australia and Japan. BTW, the Crab Apple in from the US and the Macintosh Apple is from Canada.
  5. Vitamins in the apple, there are many including A, C, K and several of the Bs. One apple can supply much of the needed vitamins, so saying to eat one every day is close to the mark.

Her Country Heart Sierra Creek Series Book 1 Downsized, Amy Long loses her apartment in the city and long returns to her small town in the California foothills to run her grandmother’s apple farm. Will sparks fly when she meets her old crush?