Apples are very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. They're also a good source of Dietary Fiber and Vitamin C.
Rub cut apples with lemon juice to keep slices and wedges creamy white for hours.
Store apples in a plastic bag in the refrigerator away from strong-odored foods such as cabbage or onions to prevent flavor transfer.
The Cameo variety first caught the attention of apple grower Darrel Caudle, near Wenatchee, Washington in the 1980s. Darrel thought he had planted a Red Delicious tree, but as the tree grew, the apples were different from all the others in his orchard. One taste of the red-and-cream-striped fruit and Darrel knew he had found something very special. The tree is what is called a "chance seedling" meaning it grew unaided from a seed that carried a unique combination of genes from unknown parents. Today, all Cameo trees are descended from Darrel's first chance seedling which is still producing fruit in his hillside orchard.
The history of apple consumption dates from Stone Age cultivation in areas we now know as Austria and Switzerland.
In ancient Greece, tossing an apple to a girl was a traditional proposal of marriage; catching it was acceptance.
Folk hero Johnny Appleseed (John Chapman) did indeed spread the cultivation of apples in the United States. He knew enough about apples, however, so that he did not distribute seeds, because apples do not grow true from seeds. Instead, he established nurseries in Pennsylvania and Ohio.