Apple Swan….easy to carve and has significant commercial and nutritional value. May be used for any type of presentation….enjoy
45 million metric tons of apples were grown worldwide in 2002, with a value of about 10 billion USD. China produced almost half of this total. The US is the second leading producer, accounting for 10% of world production.
Apples can be canned, juiced, and optionally fermented to produce apple juice, cider, vinegar. Distilled apple cider produces the spirits applejack and Calvados.
Apples are an important ingredient in many winter desserts, for example apple pie, apple crumble and apple cake. They are often eaten baked or stewed, and they can also be dried and eaten or re-consitituted (soaked in water, alcohol or some other liquid) for later use. Pur ed apples are generally known as apple sauce. Apples are also made into apple butter and apple jelly. They are also used cooked in meat dishes.
Apples have been proven to reduce the risk of colon cancer, prostate cancer and lung cancer. They can also help with heart disease, weight loss and and controlling cholesterol.
Author: Dr. K.B. Mallya