Twelve apple facts for the holidays

“Twelve Days of Christmas” is one of everyone’s favorite holiday songs, and while we can’t rhyme, we can count, so we’ve put together a list of twelve fun apple facts in the spirit of the year’s twelfth month:

One apple a day keeps the doctor away, with a recent UK study showing heart/stroke deaths are cut by 50% when this advice is followed

Two varieties that we’ve made nonbrowning are slated for approval next year – Arctic® Granny & Arctic® Golden

Three times as many consumers said they’d buy Arctic® apples than those who said they wouldn’t, after learning a few key factsChristmas Apple

Four pounds was the weight of the world’s heaviest apple, discovered in Japan in 2005

Five grams of fiber (on average) in each apple mean this healthy fruit will fill you up with far fewer calories than most snacks

Six in ten consumers (actually, closer to 2/3rds) say they’d rather eat untreated nonbrowning apple slices than slices that are treated with anti-browning solutions

Seven total employees at OSF working hard to help boost apple consumption

Eight delicious apple recipes you should try out for yourself

Nine countries produce 75% of the world’s apples, with China #1 and the U.S. at #2

Ten years plus since we’ve had Arctic® apples in the ground, testing them for over a decade to be absolutely sure they’re as safe and healthful as any other apple

Eleven different types of apples highlighted by Epicurious show the diversity of apples varieties that can be enjoyed

Twelve reasons why you should eat an apple every day, via The U.S. Apple Association’s “Delicious Dozen” list

~ Happy holidays from our families to yours!

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About Joel Brooks

Growing up in the Okanagan Valley, Joel had the opportunity to experience apple growing first hand, a background that helped lead him to his role as Product & Special Projects Manager. Joel feels privileged to work with such great people towards a goal that’s so easy to get behind – helping people to eat more apples!