Mark your calendars! The City Apple Festival is scheduled for November 2, 2013 (11am -6pm) at Washington Park in Over-the-Rhine in Cincinnati, Ohio.
This is the first time for this event. Area farmers will be brining their apples and other produce for you to try. And there will be many local food vendors with their fall recipes. Nothing like a crisp apple on a crisp day!
This blogger’s favorite apple is the “Honey Crisp”. What’s yours?
Apples originated in Central Asia and were brought into Europe and later transported to North America by colonists. There are 7,500 culitvars of apples. China produces almost half of all of the world’s supply of apples followed by the U.S.
An Apple A Day Keeps the Doctor Away
Where did this phrase originate? Apples are very healthy. They are low in calories and have antioxidants, flavonoids and fiber. It’s a good source of Vitamin C and have phenols that help with lowering cholesterol. Apples reduce tooth decay by killing bacteria and cleaning teeth.
However, this phrase has been documented back to 1866 (when the above information was not yet discovered): Eat an apple on going to bed and you’ll keep the doctor from earning his bread. So, even way back when, people knew just how healthy it was to munch on an apple!