you're looking for something to do today then hold out your hand
because it's Eat a Red Apple Day! Yep, this is a one-hand
holiday! But let's get right into celebrating Eat a Red Apple Day!
WHY IS THIS A
Well, apples have to be one of the most commonly eaten fruits,
right? And it is said that just one apple a day will keep the doctor
away, so that's a plus! And since that's all this holiday is about,
eating a single, red apple, it might just start a healthy habit for
you. Some people already love the taste of apples and the apple-loving
crowd is probably the reason why this holiday got started. But if you
don't eat them very often, perhaps you'll spark a new love for a
certain type of red apple today, and that's nothing to be ashamed of!
In fact, apple trees have been cultivated for quite some time...
Alexander the Great even brought some dwarfed apple trees back to
Macedonia, that he found in Kazakhstan way back in 328 BC. But how did
apple trees make their way to the United States? Well, the colonists
brought them over in the 17th century, of course! It's even said that
the first apple orchard to be planted in the whole continent of North
America was near Boston in 1625.
But what about those red apples
that you're supposed to be eating today, right? Well, you have plenty
of different varieties to choose from! Don't believe me? Well, let me
go ahead and name a bunch for you then. You've got Gala, Mollies
Delicious, Jersey Mac, Akane, Paula Red, McIntosh, Honeycrisp,
Jonathan, Cortland, Red Delicious, Jonagold, Keepsake, Braeburn, Rome,
Stayman, Enterprise, Melrose, Macoun, Liberty, Yates, Fuji, Arkansas
Black and I'm sure there are plenty I didn't name. Yeah, you
really have no excuse not to celebrate today; I'm sure you can manage
to eat at least one of those varieties!
So, how can you celebrate today? Well, I bet most of you
already have a red apple waiting for you to sink your teeth into it.
So, go ahead and locate it, pick it up, press your teeth against it
until you break off a chunk and begin the process of eating that red
apple. Yes, this celebration does involve a little chewing! And there
you go, you just celebrated yet another amazing holiday, in the comfort
of your own home. But, if you don't have any red apples in your
house, then head to the grocery store and select at least one variety
you'd like to try out. Go with one you know you like, choose one you
never had before or get one of each and be a real overachiever! And if
you're really rad, you'll buy a bag of red apples and hook others up
with celebratory treats today. It's never fun to celebrate all by
yourself, now is it? And you don't have to eat your apple
plain... you can consume it any way you like! Cut it into slices and
sprinkle a little salt on it, if you want, or dip it in a sweet, fruit
dip. Bake your apple for a soft and aromatic treat. Mash it into
applesauce for some homemade awesomeness. It's really up to you, and
I'm sure you can come up with many creative ways to eat a red apple
today! Have a great day and try not to eat the core!