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					Chef in the
                                      presents:                                           Chef Shelley Boris

                                                                                          JUST THE FACTS
                                   Apple Day!                                  • There are 7500 different varieties of apples
                                                                                 grown all over the world and 2500 varieties
                                                                                 in the United States. How many apples can
                                                                                 you name? What are your favorites?
         A TASTE OF APPLE HISTORY                                              • 25 percent of an apple’s volume is air, that’s
                                                                                 why they float.
  Archeologists have found evidence that humans
                                                                               • It takes the energy from 50 leaves to
  have been enjoying apples since 6500 BCE. Apples
                                                                                 produce one apple.
  are native to the Tien Shan Mountains of China in
                                                                               • Americans eat close to 20 pounds of apples
  Central Asia. According to ancient tradition, the
                                                                                 every year.
  forbidden fruit of the Garden of Eden was the apple.
                                                                               • Apples can reduce tooth decay by cleaning
  The pilgrims planted the first U.S. apples trees in the                         one's teeth and killing off bacteria
  Massachusetts Bay Colony. In the 1800’s, John                                • It takes about 36 apples to create one
  Chapman, better known as “Johnny Appleseed”                                    gallon of apple cider.
  wandered the Western frontier and planted apple                              • New York is the second largest apple
  trees throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and                               producing state in the U.S.
  Illinois. Some of his original orchards still exist today!                   • Apples are grown in New York State from
                                                                                 July to November but are available all year
                                                                               • Look for them at the Cold Spring Farmers’
             Apple jokes
                      What do you get if you cross
                      an apple with a shellfish?
                      A crab apple !                                         An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
                                                                             A recent study shows that the nutrients in
                      What reads and lives in an apple ?                     apples may improve memory and learning.
                      A bookworm !
                                                                                           It's food for thought!

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