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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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It is also amazing with our meat and cheese plate," Fass adds, noting that The Bad Apple makes its own dry-cured meats in house.
Israel's new Foreign Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, is one such bad apple.
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Lily Ridding, creative director (left) with UCE Birmingham student Becky Paul and Bad Apple salon manager Rachael Smith.
The Ricoh is a gradually flourishing business park, but it only takes one bad apple to affect all the establishments and turn customers away who have morals.
And her first novel The Bad Apple, based around Nuneaton and Warwickshire, has surprised her with its success.
Occasionally we do get a bad apple, but that bad apple has now been removed.
Hot on the heels of their recent then and now TV feature comes The Ultimate Collection, a two-CD anthology that crams in all the group hits (One Bad Apple, Crazy Horses, The Proud One, Love Me For a Reason etc), Donny (Puppy love, Twelfth of Never, Too Young) and Marie (Paper Roses) solo and in tandem (Make the World Go Away, Deep Purple) and even Little Jimmy (Long Haired Lover From Liverpool, Tweedle Dee) who underlined the family's global appeal during their 70s heyday when he was installed as Japan's male vocalist of the year