Apple Facts

3 Medium sized apples = a pound

6-8 medium sized apples = a 9-inch pie

1 bushel apples = 16-20 quarts of applesauce

Select apples that are firm to the touch, have a good aroma and are free of skin breaks and bruises.

Refrigerate apples as soon as possible to slow ripening and maintain flavor. Properly-refrigerated apples can keep anywhere from 4-6 weeks. Apples ripen six to ten times faster at room temperature than if they were refrigerated. For optimal storage, apples should be kept at 35-40 degrees with relative humidity of 80-90%.

Apples are comparatively low in calories, low in sodium and high in potassium. Apples contain modest amounts of vitamins and minerals. They are high in pectin and dietary fiber which aids in the body’s digestive system. Pectin seems to limit the amount of cholesterol in the body.