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/ap·ple/ (ap´'l)
1. the edible fruit of the rosaceous tree, Malus sylvestris ; in dried powdered form it is used as an antidiarrheal.
2. something that resembles this fruit.

Adam's apple  laryngeal prominence.
The fruit of the tree Malus sylvestris, which has a long tradition as a ‘healthy food’; the components responsible for the 'apple effect' include high pectin content, soluble fiber and polyphenols
Apples may be useful in reducing the risk of cancer, controlling DM, favourably altering GI transit times in both constipation and diarrhea, and for cardiovascular disease, as pectin decreases cholesterol


Popular nutrition The fruit of the tree Malus sylvestris, which has a long tradition as a 'healthy food'; the components responsible for the apple's effect include its high pectin content, soluble fiber, and polyphenols. See Healthy foods.


The edible, more-or-less spheric fruit of trees of the genus Malus.
[O.E. aeppel]


apple pulp
ingestion of large amounts can cause lactic acidosis, or manganese deficiency resulting in congenital chondrodystrophy.

Patient discussion about apple

Q. what about drinking vinger apple to keep fit?

A. 90% of the alternative medicine people use are not tested clinically. it doesn't mean they don't work, just that that no one tested them to see if they are truly useful and what is the active ingredient in them. in a site i found they gave a big list of what can apple vinegar can help you for. from acne to cholesterol, diabetes and Menstrual problems. too much if you ask me. if there were 3-5 things on the list it was reasonable. but almost 20? so you might as well take it cause it wouldn't hurt you. but i'm not sure about the usefulness. try it and let me know :)

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Accordingly, most apple cultivars require crosspollination using a compatible cultivar to obtain desirable set fruit, and the Princesa apple cultivar is used for cross-pollination and not for yield.
In the present work, this acceleration did not happen because the air temperatures during the time studied did not reach the threshold value for the Princesa apple cultivar.
Maturity indices of apple cultivars measured at harvest time, 1999.
Development of maturity indices for the 'Fuji' apple cultivar in relation to watercore incidence.
Approximate composition average of eleven dried pomace apple cultivars (dry basis) *.
Samples (10 kg) of selected apple cultivars were given by the Empresa de Pesquisa e Extensao Agropecuaria de Santa Catarina-Estacoes Experimentais de Cacador e de Sao Joaquim, codified cv.
Similar results by Shupp (1995) who evaluated growth and performance of four apple cultivars on M26 and Mark rootstocks showed that fruit set was unaffected by rootstock and there was no cultivar/rootstock interaction.