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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
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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.
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The edible, more-or-less spheric fruit of trees of the genus Malus.
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Planting one's own apple trees makes sense in two ways.
It will also help renovate 1675 ha of old apple trees.
The group was invited to the ceremonial clipping of the apple tree that caused the English physicist and mathematician to question why objects always fall straight down to the ground - leading to his discovery of the law of gravitation.
I have had my apple tree about 30 years and always had a good yield, but this year although the apples were a better crop, nearly every one had something eating into the middle.
The governor also proposes to build a bean-processing plant and a logistics center for the production of apple trees.
Some apple trees rely on crosspollination, so you might need to plant two trees from the same or similar pollination groups in order for them to produce fruit.
Columnar apple trees grow less than 3m tall by 60cm wide.
In urban and suburban areas there will usually be neighbouring apple trees, but otherwise, you will need to plant more than one.
WHEN I was growing up on the outskirts of Toronto, there were rogue apple trees in all the fields nearby.