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20 Fascinating Apple Facts

In our previous article on apple facts we didn’t cover much. It was a short and quick article. In this article we intend to cover a few more facts that you will find interesting. If you need some school homework done or if you are hunting for simple knowledge, this article on apple facts will help you. Ready?

Interesting Apple Facts: 1-10

1. The Chinese word for apple is ‘ping’. This word also means peace.

2. In Canada there is a national apple. Its name is McIntosh.

3. Apple is not a good source of calcium but is still good for bones. This is because they have boron in them.

4. Boron content in apple is pretty high. Apart from helping bones, it also helps to improve brain’s electrical activity.

5. Boron in apple also improves mental awareness and memory in humans.

6. Menopausal women should eat apples more frequently. This is because apples help to boost estrogen levels in such women.

7. Apple contains potassium. It is important for maintaining proper blood pressure. It also helps to control heart Did you know potassium is an important component of body fluids and cells?

8. Apple is a good source of antioxidants like procyanidin B2, epicatechin and quercetin. These antioxidants are known for combating harmful effects of free radicals in body.

9. Apple also contains beta-carotene and Vitamin C. Beta-carotene fulfills the need of Vitamin A and helps to combat many diseases such as cataract, epilepsy, depression, cancer Read more about beta-carotenes here.

10. Vitamin C in apple is very important because this vitamin is known to protect body against infections. Also, it is an antioxidant and hence scavenges free radicals that are pro-inflammatory and harmful.

Interesting Apple Facts: 11-10

11. Another one of interesting apple facts is that it is a good source of vitamins B-Complex. Examples of such vitamins are pyridoxine, thiamin, riboflavin etc.

12. The B-Complex vitamins present in apples help with various synthetic functions in human body.

13. The B-Complex vitamins present in apples also work as enzymes’ co-factors and helps with body’s metabolic activities.

14. Apples are rich in fiber content. The dietary fiber in apples help to prevent bad cholesterol consumption in stomach.

15. This dietary fiber present in apple also binds chemicals that cause cancer inside the colon. This saves the mucus membrane of the colon from getting exposed to toxic substances.

16. Apples are also good sources of tartaric acid. This acid gives the apples their typical tart flavor. Tartaric acid helps to improve immunity in body.

17. Tartaric acid is also known for fighting flatulence. It also helps to aid digestion.

18. Tartaric acid in apples improves intestinal absorption and at the same time improve nutrient flow rate into bloodstream.

19. Some people are glucose intolerant. The tartaric acid in apple helps to improve glucose tolerance in them.

20. The dietary fiber present in apples also helps to prevent the formation of gallstones. Gallstones are formed because of too much cholesterol in bile.

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