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Apples; Medicinal uses

Pectin can help reduce high cholesterol levels and remove toxic metals such as lead and mercury from the body; while apple juice is very cleansing for the liver and gall bladder.

In Britain we now have 65% fewer apple orchards than before the Second World War, and in 1996 we imported 434,000 tons.

The world"s largest apple producer is the Ukraine, where some individual orchards nearly equal the entire English crop.

The average unorganic Cox has received an average of 16 pesticide sprays. See also "Cider"; "Crab apple (malus sylvestris)"

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