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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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Q. what about drinking vinger apple to keep fit?

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The Malay apple tree starts producing apples three (3) years after planting, while the temperate apple tree produces apples from the sixth year after planting.
It provides for in vitro cultivation of seedlings for the production of disease-resistant apple trees.
M Westcott A Grease bands around apple trees are a method of stopping winter moth damage - these caterpillars eat the leaves and fruitlets.
During the Wassail, children hang slices of toast on the apple trees, while cider is poured around the roots.
A resident, who lives in the Yiewsley area, told getwestlondon: "There was a heavy police presence down Apple Tree Avenue.
If you are espalier-training your apple tree against a wall, put up horizontal wires 35cm-45cm apart, and then tie branches along these wires to train them to grow in that direction.
But when growing apple trees in pots it is recommended you select a dwarf variety.
Apple Tree Partners committed USD 48m to the round, with additional participation from other existing investors.
Jack thought of a song from Sunday School about finding the greatest treasure there is to be found, that will never fade away, "God's treasure chest of everlasting joy that waits for you and me when we make God become our heart's home and grow into be--God's apple tree." Jack was determined to grow into be God's apple tree.