INTERNATIONAL EAT AN APPLE DAY
Each third Saturday of September on International Eat an Apple Day, you are encouraged to eat a juicy apple. Eat one, or as many as you want!
The apple originated in Central Asia. Today, [eople all over the world enjoy these delicious fruits. There are many different kinds of apples. Throughout the world, apples come in 7,500 different varieties. In the United States, 2,500 varieties are grown. Some of the most popular include Red Delicious, Gala, Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, Fuji, and Pink Lady. What’s your favorite kind of apple?
No matter which is your favorite, apples have many health benefits. For example, apples:
- are high in fiber and water content, which helps with weight loss
- promote good gut bacteria
- are linked to a lower risk of heart disease and diabetes
- may help prevent cancer
- also may be good for bone health
Because of the health benefits of apples, don’t just eat an apple on International Eat an Apple Day. Eat one every day – doing so might really keep the doctor away!
If you aren’t into apples, there are plenty of yummy foods made from this amazing fruit. On International Eat an Apple Day, drink some apple juice or apple cider. Eat an apple turnover for breakfast. Have a warm slice of apple pie or a caramel apple for dessert. Enjoy some applesauce for a snack. If you want a more cultural experience, eat some of the popular apple foods around the world. Foods like German apple cake, braised red cabbage with apples, and Polish apple pancakes. In France and England, a popular fermented drink made from apples is cider.
HOW TO OBSERVE #EatAnAppleDay
Of course, the best way to observe #EatAnAppleDay is to do just that – eat an apple! Go wild and eat two, or as many as you want! If you really want to indulge, eat your apple with honey or peanut butter. Eat food made with apples that you have never tried before. Try a new apple recipe. If you don’t have one, try this:
Southern Fried Apples
- ½ cup butter
- ½ cup white sugar
- 2 Tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 4 Granny Smith apples – peeled, cored, and sliced
Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in sugar and cinnamon. Add apples and cook for about 5 to 8 minutes, until they begin to break down.
If you’re not into cooking, buy a bag of apples and hand one out to everyone you see. Go to an apple orchard and learn how apples are grown and harvested. On social media, post a pic of your favorite kind of apple with #EatAnAppleDay. Encourage others to do the same. No matter what you do, have fun on this fruity day!
HISTORY OF INTERNATIONAL EAT AN APPLE DAY
National Day Calendar® continues seeking the source of this international food holiday.
17 September 2022
16 September 2023
21 September 2024
20 September 2025
19 September 2026
18 September 2027
16 September 2028
15 September 2029
21 September 2030