Lots to Love About Apples
While plotting and planning our Facebook and Instagram posts – sometime in between meals one day – I thought it would be lovely to chat up Apples, because they are such a quintessential gift of autumn.
I did some snooping and found lots of splendid trivia.
I also got hungry, so I’ll address that at the end of the post.
Meanwhile, bet you didn’t know that …
An apple floats, because 25% of its volume is air.
Fairly new on the scene, sunny-yellow Opal apples are always crisp, sweet, and do not brown after cutting.
The number five is a magical number for apples. The word “Apples” has five letters. Apple blossoms typically form in clusters of five, and apple blossoms have five petals.
Johnny Appleseed was a real guy! A Mr. John Chapman earned the name as a nurseryman who planted apple orchards in six states – Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, New York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio.
To keep potatoes fresh and prevent sprouting, put an apple in the bag with the potatoes. To ripen an avocado faster, place a red apple in a bag with one or more avocados.
Chado Tea has a Melting Pot Tea blend that was created for us! It tastes like apple pie.
Apples are a member of the Rose family.
Finally, for those who like (math, and) to cook, a bushel of apples can produce 20-24 quarts of applesauce.
About the getting hungry, I promise to share a new recipe soon for either an apple quick bread or amazing cake that you will love. Didn’t love the first recipe I tried so, still working on that ;).
Until next time, I remain ~
Your Chef and Tour Maestra