Originally the apple comes from mountainous regions in South West China. The apple got already cultivated from Greeks in Antiquity.
As well as the pear the apple is classified as a stone fruit and is related to roses. The range of the apples color is manifold: green, yellow, rosé up to red.
Austrian’s largest apple growing area is in Styria. Besides delicately-sour apples, there are wonderful sweet-fruity apples as well.
There is a wide range of nutrients in apples. They contain vitamin B, C, E and beta carotene, as well as potassium and phosphorus. 70% of these nutrients are in the peel!
DID YOU ALREADY KNOW?
The „big apple“ stands, like all of us know, for New York. In the 16th century Vienna was also called the „big apple“ – the name came from the Turks because of the golden sphere on top of the St. Stephen’s Cathedral.