Apples are one of the most widely eaten fruits around the world with more than 7,500 known varieties, resulting in a wide range of desired characteristics. About 69 million tones of apples are grown worldwide with China producing half of them.
Different cultures use apples differently including for cooking, processed foods and ofcourse, eating them ripe.
Research suggests that apples help in reducing the risk of colon cancer, prostate cancer as well as lung cancer. Apple peels are found to contain ursolic acid which helps reduce white fat (cholesterol), obesity, controls blood glucose levels and also provides good amount of dietary fiber.
Apples also have antioxidant properties which slow down the ageing process.