Apples, older than the Bible, fruit of folklore, gift of the Norse gods for fertility. Golden apples of Heracles’ 12 labors and the Tree of Life, linked forever with Eve and Adam choking on his Adam’s apple.
Brought to North America in the 1600s by the new world settlers, and now flourishing over the continent. Does an apple a day keep the doctor away? Perhaps. It kept the settlers healthy, and although not a miracle food, benefits us, too. A world filled with apples; we bite into the crunchy sweet, tartness every day, in one way or another.