You know that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree and that your loved one is the apple of your eye. But did you also know that there are more than 7,000 varieties of apples grown in the world, and 2,500 types grown in the U.S.? Or that apples are part of the rose family?
Whether or not you’re up on your apple trivia, no doubt you know how delicious this popular fruit is, and how nutritious. Apples are rich in fiber and vitamin C, as well as quercetin, a type of chemical that has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits.
Given that they’re so good, tasty and healthy, the only question is: What kinds should you buy? Here are 25 easy-to-find types of apples and what you need to know to help you choose at the store or farmers' market.
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