DYK: Apple Cider
The internet is full of fabulous facts about everything from current events to the history basket weaving. Because of this, as we research for our daily content on food trucks, food carts and street food, we stumble upon some items of knowledge that we just did not know. We have decided when these fun facts pop up, that we would share them with our readers in our section titled “Did You Know?”
For today’s Did You Know fun food facts we will look at Apple Cider.
The Facts: In the 19th Century cider was advertised as a cure for the gout and other illnesses.
- On November 18th, 1307 The legendary William Tell shot an apple from his son’s head. November 18th is now National Apple Cider Day.
- Some companies will use the term cider to refer to apple juice with no preservatives, and apple juice to juice that has been pasteurized.
- In the 14th Century children were baptised in cider, it was cleaner than the water.
- Farm workers’ wages in earlier times included four pints of cider a day.
- At one time, 365 different varieties of cider apples were grown.
- Cider is equally enjoyed by men and women, but women drink half the volume of men.