Its name comes from the Latin Pomum, meaning fruit.
The first edible apple comes from the Middle East. When they invaded Gaul, the Romans brought about thirty varieties of apples.
It symbolizes temptation, original sin, but also power, as the golden apple which represented the sun under the Roman emperors.
Apple should be very firm to the touch. Its skin must be smooth, unblemished and shine when rubbed.
Apples live and breathe! They keep well in a cool, dry place. They can also be placed in the fruit and vegetable compartment of the refrigerator where they will keep for three to four weeks.
It is especially important to take care not to place them in an overheated place to keep all their flavor.
Apple indeed has many health benefits. Apples are low in calories with 54 k.calories (226 kj) per 100 g. By its high fiber content, it facilitates digestion.
Eaten regularly, they can lower the cholesterol level and stabilizing the blood sugar level. It also contributes to good balance of power including providing essential vitamins and minerals.
It has a diuretic action recognized due to its richness in water, potassium and the presence of sorbitolthat fosters urinary excretion of waste.
Finally, bite an apple is an excellent gym for your teeth, so have a try and be fond of apples!
Its production is about 2 million tons per year. France is the world’s largest exporter of apples.
There are thousands of varieties of apples, but five varieties dominate the French market: Golden (41% in total), the Gala (15%), Granny Smith (11%), Red (8%) and Braeburn (8%).
The apple is the first fruit eaten in France! The average consumption is 18.7 kg / inhabitant / year.
Association Nationale Pomme Poire : Apple and Pear. National Association
1500 producer members of the Apples and Pears National Association (ANPP), representing 860,000 tons of apples and 35,000 tons of pears, are engaged in the charter of integrated fruit production, a referential
good arboricultural practices whose results and continuous improvement are strictly controlled for 10 years.
This approach ensures fruit grown in the respect of the environment, of men and women who produce them and of all those who consume them.
Members of the ANPP are united around an ambition of economic development and share means to: