Red Delicious Apple

Romans and Egyptians brought apples to Britain, and eventually to America. Today, Americans eat about 120 apples apiece each year. At least 50% of the domestic crop is used in items we use every day such as, applesauce, juice, jellies, pies and other popular desserts. (Wellness Encyclopedia of Food and Nutrition, 1992). The Red Delicious is a clone of apple cultigen, now comprising more than 50 cultivars, that was recognized in Madison County, Iowa, United States, in 1880. Research suggests that eating apples helps to reduce the risk of colon cancer, prostate cancer and lung cancer. The ..

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