The following documents and links contain nutritional information for many apple products.
Apple products are good to eat and good for you!
APA member companies uphold strict standards to deliver wholesome and healthy products to your family.
APA member companies produce the following types of quality apple products:
- Fresh-pressed apple juice – fortified with calcium
- Cider – clear or cloudy
- Apple Sauce – single servings in cups
- Pie Fillings
- Apple Slices – bulk in multiple-serving containers
- Dried Apples pieces – flavored
- Apple Butter
Visit the companies below for more information products, nutritional benefits, and apple recipes.
October is National Apple Month! Its mission is to increase apple industry sales and to enhance consumer awareness and usage of apples and apple products. Its goal is to increase apple industry sales through a fall retail display contest, foodservice promotional contest, to recognize outstanding retailers for their apple merchandising, and to develop strong relations with retail, foodservice and apple industry members. Visit www.usapple.org for more information.
Apple Fun Facts:
- Two pounds of apples make one 9-inch pie.
- 7500 strains of apple varieties are grown throughout the world.
- 100 varieties of apples are grown commercially in the United States.
- Apples are grown commercially in 36 states.
- 39% of apples are processed into apple products; 21% of this is for juice and cider.
- In 2008, the average U.S. consumer ate an estimated 33.3 pounds of processed apples.
- The top apple producing states are Washington, New York, Michigan, California, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
- Apples are free of fat, sodium, and cholesterol.
- The science of apple growing is pomology.
- Apples are a member of the rose family.
- Americans eat 19.6 pounds or about 65 fresh apples a year.
- 25% of an apple’s volume is air. That is why they float.
- One of George Washington’s hobbies was pruning his apple trees.
- Apples ripen six to ten times faster at room temperature than if refrigerated.
- A bushel of apples weighs about 42 pounds and will yield 20-24 quarts of applesauce.
- Archeologists have found evidence that humans have been enjoying apples since at least 6500 B.C.
For more information and facts about apple products, visit http://urbanext.illinois.edu/apples/