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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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Like animals, many plants, like apple trees, require genes from two parents.
Other apple trees are self-pollinating and you can get away with just the one - so always check first.
when selecting suitable varieties of apple trees, traditional varieties typical of the region will be preferred and found in the original alleyways.
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.
Planting rain-fed and irrigated apple trees is the main source of the town's economic revenues as about 5.
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The apple trees symbolise that life will still grow - and part of Paul's life is growing with other families.
What we kids and my parents did not realize, is that those apple trees were sprayed during the growing season.
The apple played a prominent role in the Garden of Eden, and it seems likely that apple cider has been around nearly as long, Certainly apple trees grew along the Nile River as early as 1300 B.