Celebrating Apple Day

Tanja Folnovic

Agronomy Expert

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 knew our ancestors, which was considered as 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, minerals, are rich in fiber and have a beneficial effect on metabolism. They serve as a great healthy snack, because reliable 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 that 'miracle fruits' have their 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.

Apple day events usually celebrated as large or small, from apple games in a garden to large village fairs with cookery demonstrations, games, apple identification, juice and cider, gardening advice, and of course many hundreds of apple varieties (today is known more than 7000 kinds of apples around the world).

The success of growing apple depends on climate, soil and also farmer's knowledge. Every farmer knows that by working in orchard he often have no time left for learning practice processes for apple growing. That knowledge base he can find in Agrivi, farm management system.

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