The apple season is in full swing, liquid fruits of various shades are attracting attention on the market stalls. Both children and adults love to feast on them, they are real sources of vitamins and are distinguished by excellent taste. What else is worth knowing about apples?
Apple is a symbol of life
In many cultures, the apple is associated with health, fertility, youth and love. The Slavs even had a tradition to bring an apple to the mother of a newborn baby so that the child gains vitality. Also, in many fairy tales of the peoples of the world, you can find some "rejuvenating apples" that return beauty and youth.
When you are not hungry
Often, due to severe stress or hard work, the desire to eat completely disappears. What to do in this case? Nutritionists recommend eating an apple, the effect will be felt in 15-20 minutes. The body will start a process that induces appetite. This little trick will also come in handy for young mothers who don't know how to get their toddler to have lunch.
Apples are able to cleanse the blood of cholesterol and other harmful substances, and also affect the strengthening of blood vessels. For pregnant women and people with low hemoglobin, apples are recommended to increase the level of iron in the blood.
Christmas tree outfit
From the 16th to the 19th century, Europeans, mainly French and Germans, decorated New Year's trees with apples. For this, fruits of bright and saturated shades were chosen, but in the middle of the 19th century in Europe, there was a severe poor harvest of apples, which was not previously there. Therefore, glass blowers from France came up with glass toys that are very reminiscent of the fruit of an apple tree. It is believed that this is how the history of glass Christmas toys began.
Golden, Simirenko, Gala - it seems that apple varieties can be counted on one hand. In fact, the fruits of paradise are so popular that many varieties of them have been bred around the world. Apple trees are divided into home and garden, so there are 2,500 species of the former, and more than 7,500 varieties of the latter. And, apparently, gardeners and breeders are not going to stop there!
Height of trees
We are used to the fact that apple trees do not grow tall. The maximum that can be found in many gardens is up to 3 meters. In fact, apple trees can reach 15 meters, but for convenience, breeders have bred tree varieties that do not exceed the 2 meters line.
The fruits of the apple tree more than once became the inspiration for artists, poets and singers. But once they inspired the Swedish artist Emma Karp Lundström to create an unusual painting. The piece was created from real apples and weighed more than four tons. Thirty-five thousand apples were needed to make such an amazing masterpiece.
Source of vitamins
Everyone talks about the benefits of apples, but what vitamins does it actually contain? It contains B2, which stimulates the appetite. Vitamin A contributes to the normalization of the digestive tract. In addition, a small apple fruit contains vitamins E, B1, C, B6, P.
Natural sugar substitute
Apples are recommended for people with diabetes. This is because they contain a large amount of fructose. It does not harm, since glucose also satisfies the need for sweets.
Apples are not for everyone
As useful as apples are, not everyone can eat them! This category of people includes those who suffer from stomach or duodenal ulcers. Sour apples are contraindicated for them, doctors advise them to eat baked apples. Sour apples are also not recommended for people with gastritis.
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