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International Eat An Apple Day

September 21

When is International Eat An Apple Day?

International Eat An Apple Day happens on Saturday September 21, 2024.

Celebrate International Eat an Apple Day with a Biteful of Fun!

Countries around the world celebrate today as International Eat an Apple Day. This day is dedicated to encouraging people to appreciate the many benefits of apples, from their delicious taste and crisp texture to their health benefits. But beyond just eating an apple on this special day, you can use this occasion to explore the different types of apples around the world and how they’re used in international cooking. Let’s take a bite out of the apple-filled fun!

Types of Apples

There are over 7500 varieties of apples grown around the world! Depending on where you live, you might be familiar with some of them. Here are just a few examples of some popular types of apples that you might find in your local grocery store:

  • Granny Smith – An Australian variety known for its tart flavor and bright green skin. It’s great for baking into pies or making other desserts.
  • Honeycrisp – A sweet, crunchy variety with yellow-green skin and red stripes. It’s perfect for snacking on its own or adding to salads and other recipes.
  • Gala – One of the most popular varieties in North America, it has a sweet-tart flavor and yellowish-orange skin with hints of red. Galas are great for snacking but can also be cooked into sauces or baked goods.
  • Fuji – Another sweet variety that originated in Japan, it has reddish-pink skin and white flesh that is especially juicy when ripe. Fujis are great for eating fresh but also work well in pies and other desserts.

How Apples Are Used Internationally

Apples can be found in dishes from all over the world! For example, in India, they’re often cooked into chutneys as part of flavorful curries or mixed into rice dishes like biryani. In Germany, they’re used to make Apfelstrudel—a classic dessert made with buttery pastry dough filled with spiced apples and topped with icing sugar. And in Scandinavia, they’re often served alongside pork dishes like roast pork loin or grilled sausage links as a way to cut through the richness of the meat. No matter where you live, there’s sure to be an interesting way to incorporate apples into your cooking!

So this International Eat an Apple Day, why not take advantage of all that these delicious fruits have to offer? From snacking on your favorite variety to exploring international recipes featuring apples as one star ingredient—this particular holiday is packed full of possibilities! Whether you choose to celebrate by savoring an apple alone or conjuring up creative recipes using multiple types—it’s time to enjoy every succulent bite while honoring our beloved fruit today! Happy International Eat an Apple Day everyone!

When does International Eat An Apple Day happen next year?

International Eat An Apple Day will happen on the following upcoming dates:

  • Saturday September 20, 2025
  • Saturday September 19, 2026
  • Saturday September 18, 2027
  • Saturday September 16, 2028
  • Saturday September 15, 2029


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