An Apple a Day

Okay, so getting back to the Raw Foods Pyramid and more specifically  the lessons that ROYGBIV taught us about nutrition, we’re gonna start looking at these foods by color…starting with red…and working through the alphabet because I’m obsessive-compulsive like that.

 

 

 

We all know what an apple is…(even though many of us are confused by the enormous variety of apples lurking in your local grocery store’s produce aisle since they can be found in different shape, color, and texture….(more of apples to actually buy for cooking what later)…

 

 

 

We’ve all heard the story of Adam and Eve in the garden eating the “forbidden fruit,”…perhaps an apple…

 

 

 

And apples have religious and mythological significance in many cultures, including NorseGreek and European Christian tradition….

 

 

 

And we probably have all seen Renaissance paintings with apples…

 

 

 

But do you know the history of apples in America?

 

 

 

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As American as Apple Pie

Apples were introduced to North America by colonists in the 17th century,

 

 

 

Before Christopher Columbus and all of the other Europeans started invading America, the only apples native to North America were what we know as crab apples…(pretty crappy…would probably make me crabby…how about you?!)

 

 

 

As Europeans began moving into America, they brought apples and apple seeds with them….and began planting them in the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

 

 

 

 

 

The first apple orchard in the United State was planted in Boston by Reverend William Blaxton in 1625.

 

 

 

Today apple farming is a multibillion-dollar industry.

 

 

 

 

Apples are crunchy, bright-colored, and one of the most popular fruits in the United States.

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