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Frequently Asked Questions

Where does apple come from?

Its name comes from the Latin Pomum, meaning fruit.

The first edible apple comes from the Middle East. When they invaded Gaul, the Romans brought about thirty varieties of apples.

It symbolizes temptation, original sin, but also power, as the golden apple which represented the sun under the Roman emperors.

How to choose apple?

Apple should be very firm to the touch. Its skin must be smooth, unblemished and shine when rubbed.

How to store your apples?

Apples live and breathe! They keep well in a cool, dry place. They can also be placed in the fruit and vegetable compartment of the refrigerator where they will keep for three to four weeks.

It is especially important to take care not to place them in an overheated place to keep all their flavor.

What are the benefits of apples for health?

Apple indeed has many health benefits. Apples are low in calories with 54 k.calories (226 kj) per 100 g. By its high fiber content, it facilitates digestion.

Eaten regularly, they can lower the cholesterol level and stabilizing the blood sugar level. It also contributes to good balance of power including providing essential vitamins and minerals.

It has a diuretic action recognized due to its richness in water, potassium and the presence of sorbitolthat fosters urinary excretion of waste.

Finally, bite an apple is an excellent gym for your teeth, so have a try and be fond of apples!

Is apple eaten by the French?

Its production is about 2 million tons per year. France is the world’s largest exporter of apples.

There are thousands of varieties of apples, but five varieties dominate the French market: Golden (41% in total), the Gala (15%), Granny Smith (11%), Red (8%) and Braeburn (8%).

The apple is the first fruit eaten in France! The average consumption is 18.7 kg / inhabitant / year.

What is the ANPP?

Association Nationale Pomme Poire : Apple and Pear. National Association

1500 producer members of the Apples and Pears National Association (ANPP), representing 860,000 tons of apples and 35,000 tons of pears, are engaged in the charter of integrated fruit production, a referential

good arboricultural practices whose results and continuous improvement are strictly controlled for 10 years.

This approach ensures fruit grown in the respect of the environment, of men and women who produce them and of all those who consume them.

Members of the ANPP are united around an ambition of economic development and share means to:

  • Know and understand the national and export markets.
  • Enhance and recognize the quality of apples and pears of French origin in all markets
  • Increase the consumption and knowledge of apples and pears in all aspects by the consumer.