Another day for the foodies! In fact this day should be acknowledged by all! The Eat a Red Apple Day is observed on December 1.
It is a perfect occasion to remind yourself that there are healthy snacks that are also tasty. Everyone has heard of the saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” and there are two trains of thought about how the saying became so well known. The first theory is that the phrase is believed to have been coined by professor J. T. Stinson. He was a notable fruit specialist and the first director of the Missouri State Fruit Experiment Station. Stinson said this phrase at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair to promote apples as a healthy snack. The second theory claims that this proverb was coined by Caroline Taggart from Pembrokeshire, Wales. The proverb was more recently developed into a marketing slogan by American apple growers.
However is actually, it doesn’t matter who coined the proverb . What does matter is the health benefits of apples. Apples contain significant dietary fibre, vitamin C, calcium, iron, manganese, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, sodium, and zinc. Eating apples can help you boost your immune system.
Apples are cultivated all over the world, but America became one of the biggest growers of apples in the 1800’s after the travels of Johnny Appleseed. Real name Johnny Chapman, he became well known nurseryman who introduced apple growing in many states across the US. Because of his missionary work and his knowledge sharing of apples and subsequent introduction of apple cultivation he became an American Legend.
Some of the well-known of red apple varieties are Red Delicious, Gala, Ambrosia, Ida Red, Macoun, Winesap.
Get involved with this day of celebration by encouraging your friends and family to buy or pick some red apples and remind yourselves just how delicious they are! You could always really indulge and make an apple pie!