Apple classification taxonomy | Red apple | An Apple a day keeps the Doctor away | Health and Medicine Benefits of Eating Apple Fruit | Apple Side Effects

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In 9th B.C., in The Odyssey, Homer wrote about apple trees. Old American Varieties : Roxbury Russet, Pippin: Newton, Fall, Cox Orange. Asexual propagation used in apples (Grafting,Budding)


Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Malus
Species: Malus

Apples (Malus domestica) are pomaceous fruits produced by apple tree that belongs to the Rosaceae family. Apple is full of antioxidants and fibre. It contains numerous vitamins such as vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and vitamin C. The minerals such as calcium, zinc, iron, potassium, and magnesium are present in it. The other important nutrients in apple include vitamin K, potassium, copper, manganese, and magnesium. They are also packed with phytonutrients and flavonoids like quercetin, epicatechin, phloridzin, and other polyphenolic compounds.

Health Benefits Of Apples

Aid in Digestion, Prevent Cancer, Prebiotic Effects, Reduce Strokes, Treat Anemia, Boost Immune System, Control Diabetes, Dental Care, Prevent Alzheimer’s, Boost Brain Health, Treat Asthma, Prevent Heart Diseases, Lower Cholesterol, Improve Bone Health, Improve Vision, Weight Loss, Skin Care, Protect From NSAIDs, Prevent Gallstones, Rich Source of Vitamin C, Treat Hemorrhoids, Detoxify Liver, Hair Care, For a Brighter Smile and Stronger Gums

Apple Side Effects

Poisoning: Apple seeds contain cyanide which is poisonous.
Allergy: Apple may cause allergic reactions in some people.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Why is an apple called a false fruit?

True fruits are formed by the ovary, which is the lower region of the pistil and the female sex organ of the flower.
Sometimes the bulk of the fruit is not derived from the ovary but from some other part(s) of the flower. Such fruits are termed false fruits or accessory fruits.