Apples in Culture

The apple is one of the most widely cultivated and used tree fruits. About 80 million tons of apples were grown in the world in 2013, and China produced almost half of this total. No wonder that apples are of great importance in any culture and nation. Because of its exceptional qualities, an apple is an element that appears in many religious traditions, various national and ethnic folk legends or fairy tales where it was considered as divine food and the source of immortality.