Values of Apple
APPLE AND ITS MEDICINAL USES
The apple is a highly nutritive
food. It contains minerals and vitamins in abundance. The food
value of the apple is chiefly constituted by its contents of
sugar which ranges from 9 to 51 per cent. Of this, fruit sugar
constitutes 60 per cent and glucose 25 pet cent and cane sugar
only 15 per cent.
Apples are useful in kidney stones.
The skin of apple should not
be discarded when taking it in raw form as the skin and the flesh
just below it contain more vitamin C than the inner flesh. The
vitamin content decreases gradually towards the center of the
fruit. The skin also contains five times more vitamin A than
Iron contained in the apple helps
in formation of blood.
Raw apples are good for constipation.
Cooked or baked apples are good
Apples have been found useful
in acute and chronic dysentery among children. Ripe and sweet
apples should be crushed into pulp and given to the child several
times a day.
Apples are of special value to
heart patients. They are rich in potassium and phosphorus but
low in sodium. It is also useful for patients of high blood pressure.
Apple is also said to be beneficial
to gout patients caused by increase of uric acid in blood.
The apple peel water is an excellent
medicine for the inflamed eyes as an eye wash. The over-ripe
apples are useful as a poultice for sore eyes. The pulp is applied
over the closed eyes.
Tooth-decay can be prevented
by regular consumption of apples as they possess a mouth cleansing
The apple is the best fruit to
tone up a weak and run-down patient. It removes deficiencies
of vital organs and makes the body stout and strong. It tones
up the body and the brain as it contains more phosphorus and
iron than any other fruit or vegetable.
AN APPLE A DAY KEEP DOCTORS
FACTS ABOUT AND MEDICINAL
VALUE OF APPLE
--- Apples come in all shades
of reds, greens, yellows.
--- 2500 varieties of apples
are grown in the United States.
--- 7500 varieties of apples
are grown throughout the world.
---- The top apple producing
states are Washington, New York, Michigan, California, Pennsylvania
and Virginia, which produced over 83 percent of the nations
2001-crop apple supply.
---- Apples are fat, sodium,
and cholesterol free.
---- A medium apples is about
---- Apples are a great source
of the fiber pectin.
---- One apple has five grams
---- Apple trees take four to
five years to produce their first fruit.
---- In Europe, France, Italy
and Germany are the leading apple producing countries.
---- Most apples can be grown
farther north than most other fruits because they blossom late
in spring, minimizing frost damage.
---- It takes the energy from
50 leaves to produce one apple.
---- Apples are the second most
valuable fruit grown in the United States. Oranges are first.
---- In colonial time apples
were called winter banana or melt-in-the-mouth.
---- Newton Pippin apples were
the first apples exported from America in 1768, some were sent
to Benjamin Franklin in London.
---- In 1730 the first apple
nursery was opened in Flushing, New York.
---- Some apple trees will grown
over forty feet high and live over a hundred years.
---- Apples have five seed pockets
or carpels. Each pocket contains seeds. The number of seeds per
carpel is determined by the vigor and health of the plant. Different
varieties of apples will have different number of seeds.