Food & Nutrition

13 Facts You Never Knew About Apples

Store them in the fridge

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Displaying your apples in a bowl on a table might look as pretty as a painting, but if you want them to last, store them in the fridge, as lower temperatures slow the ripening process. Farmers can keep their fruit in plain old cold storage for a month or two; most apple varieties won’t keep much longer than that. Make sure to avoid these other produce mistakes you didn’t know you were making.

The enzyme that causes apples to brown isn’t all bad

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The same enzyme also counteracts the pungent compounds in garlic. That’s right, eating an apple will kill a case of garlic breath.

How did this earthy fruit 
become the symbol of one of the world’s wealthiest corporations?

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One day in the mid-1970s, Steve Wozniak picked up Steve Jobs at the airport. The paperwork for their nascent computer company was due the next day, according to Walter Isaac­son’s biography of Jobs. As it happened, Jobs had just been pruning apple trees in Oregon, and when the men started throwing around potential names (Matrix, Exec­u­tek, and Personal Computers Inc. were among their ideas), 
he suggested Apple Computer. “It sounded fun, spirited, and not intimidating. Apple took the edge off the word computer, ” Jobs said. “Plus, it would get us ahead of Atari in the phone book.”

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