Celebrating Apple day

Tanja Folnovic

Everyone has heard the old adage "an apple a day keeps the doctor away." We all know we should eat more fruits. But why apples and why to eat them every day? Apple is without a doubt one of the healthiest fruit. Its qualities have also known by our ancestors, who considered it a symbol of renewal and eternal freshness. This is evidenced by the old stories that speak how Alexander the Great on a pilgrimage in India, where he sought the source of life, found a magic kind of apple that has increased the age of its priests to 400 years. Also in the Old Norse mythology is spoken about apples as the main food of the gods. Apples contain many nutrients: unsaturated fats, vitamins and minerals, they are rich in fiber and have a beneficial effect on metabolism. They serve as a great healthy snack which quenches thirst, but also fills you up and gives you energy. The best thing is that they have almost no fat. Nutritional value of 100 g of apple is about 58 calories. Nutritional value of apple:
  • water (84,4%)
  • proteins (0,2%)
  • fats (0,6%)
  • carbohydrates (14,5%)

Due to its good effects on human health, this 'miracle fruits' has its own day. It's celebrated every year on October 21st. First Apple day was celebrated in 1990 in Covent Garden, London, initiated by Common Ground. Common Ground describe that day as a way of celebrating and demonstrating variety and richness matter to a locality and that it is possible to effect change in their place. Common Ground has used the apple as a symbol of the physical, cultural and genetic diversity we should not let slip away. In linking particular apples with their place of origin, they hope that orchards will be recognized and conserved for their contribution to local distinctiveness, including the rich diversity of wild life they support. Today more than 7000 apple varieties are known around the world. The success of growing apple depends on climate, soil and technology used, but a very important factor is farmer's knowledge and experience. One of our missions here at Agrivi is to bring the knowledge to farmers through technology. And by that we don't mean complex and expensive technology, but light-cost modern farm management platform that is simple to use for every farmer - even if he is basic computer user. Agrivi helps farmer to plan all activities according to best practice production processes, gives him advanced weather forecast for all fields and alerts him for pests and diseases so he could make protection on time to prevent losses. Whether you grow apples, pears, blueberries, or cereals like wheat, corn or soy, we cover it in our knowledge base with over 60 crop types and more that 400 pests, weeds and diseases. Lower your productions risks, ensure higher yield and finaly make profit!