National Caramel Apple Day on October 31 celebrates the historic autumn cuisine. Many of us remember to eat caramel apples or make caramel apples with our family. Whether it is at the fair, carnival or Halloween party, this is a special enjoyment. Sometimes we even make them at home. No matter where we enjoy them, memories are beautiful.
Celebration of National Caramel Apple Day
Treat yourself to a caramel apple or two to complete the celebration. The best way is to prepare apple caramel for your family with your favorite ingredients. Learn different types of making and taste new candies. Use the hashtag #NationalCaramelAppleDay to share your celebration moments on social media.
History of National Caramel Apple Day
In the 1950s, an employee of Kraft Foods left too many caramel candies and apparently some apples during a terrible holiday. Thinking of a way to use up this excess caramel, confectioner Dan Walker decided to melt them and cover the apples with melted caramel, creating a straightforward autumn classic.
Since autumn is related to apple picking, cider and caramelized apples will not be far from the metaphor tree. Therefore, as the apple season ends in late October, the remaining apples are either used to make hot cider, apple pie or used to make delicious and sticky caramel apples. It didn’t take long for caramel apples to become the official snack of hay carts and corn mazes, but it took a long time for caramel and apples to become what they are today. From their appearance in the Middle East to the legend (or fact?) of Johnny Appleseed, Apple and mankind have a long history. Caramel was created around 1000 AD, and since then, candy has taken up a place in many recipies.
Fun facts about Caramel Apples
- The caramel apple was invented in the 1950s. The founder Dan Walker is a sales representative for Kraft Foods.
- October 31st is National Caramel/Candy Candies Day.
- In 1960, with the help of his uncle William Raimondi, Vito Raimondi invented and patented the first caramel apple machine.
- Candy apples first appeared in Arabic cuisine. The reason is that the fruit is candied to preserve it.
- For many years the people of the USA have turned this practice into giant apples, covering everything from brown sugar and caramel to chocolate, peanuts, popcorn, and more chocolate.
- Soldiers in the First World War were called “Taffy Apples.”
- Chinese suppliers sell them on bicycles; the UK celebrated Guy Fawkes Day with caramel apples on November 5.
- From Kool-Aid flavor to nail the polish tone, everything is named Candy Apple Red.
- In addition to the traditional candy and caramel apples, there may be other variations, including:
- Toffee-When other ingredients such as peanuts are added, caramelized apples are often referred to as “toffee apples.”
- Chocolate apples-including chocolate-dipped caramel apples and chocolate-coated apples (without caramel).
- Jelly apples-this candy apple is available on Coney Island, New York.
Amazing Health Benefits of Apples
The Nutritional Content of Apples
A medium-sized apple is a simple but perfect snack, full of nutrients. A 3-inch diameter apple can produce about a cup and a half of sweet, delicious fruit pieces or slices. The plant compounds of this small round fruit provide major health benefits.
Apples Help Control Weight
We all know that fruit has a strong impact in the nutrition sector. High-fiber foods can help fight weight gain and help us lose excess weight. Apples are filling your stomach, and researchers have found that regular consumption of apples can help you lose weight.
Oxidative stress can cause asthma. Quercetin, a flavonoid found in apple peel, has been shown to help regulate the immune system and reduce inflammation that can cause asthma. A study of children whose mothers ate apples during pregnancy showed that the risk of wheezing was reduced by 27%.
Used for Cardiovascular Disease
The benefits of eating apples regularly are directly related to their soluble fiber content. This very popular fruit is very healthy and ranks high on the list of soluble fibers.
Strengthen Your Immune System
Studies have shown that the soluble fiber in apples may change immune cells, making them an anti-inflammatory superstar. Help us fight infection and recover faster.