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Pictured above; A selection of apples

 
 
 
 

Apple, common name for the fruit of the genus Malus from the family Rosaceae, and is the most widely cultivated tree fruit. Most table apples are of the species M. domestica or hybrids of it.

The wild ancestor of Malus domestica is probably Malus sieversii (which has no common name), a tree still found wild in the mountains of central Asia in southern Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Xinjiang Province, China. Researchers are working with M. sieversii, which is resistant to many diseases and pests, in order to create hardier and more disease-resistant domestic apples.

Other species that were previously thought to have made contributions to the genome of the domestic apples are Malus baccata and Malus sylvestris.

Modern apples are, as a rule, sweeter than older cultivars. Most North Americans and Europeans favor sweet, subacid apples. Extremely sweet apples with barely any acid flavor are popular in Asia.

Apples have been a very important food in all cooler climates. To a greater degree than other tree fruit, except possibly citrus, apples store for months while still retaining much of their nutritive value.

 
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Chinese Chopsticks taper to a rounded end, Japanese taper to a pointed end and Korean taper to a blunted end.
Chopsticks are traditionally held in the right hand only, and in East Asia, as in Muslim nations, the left hand is used in the toilet.
 
 
 
 
 

 

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