The internet is full of fabulous facts about everything from current events to the history basket weaving and apple cider fun facts. 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 we will look at Apple Cider fun facts.

Apple Cider Fun Facts: Apple cider is the name used in the United States and parts of Canada for an unfiltered, unsweetened, non-alcoholic beverage made from apples.

  • On November 18th, 1307, William Tell shot an apple from his son’s head.
  • In the 19th Century cider was advertised as a cure for the gout and other illnesses.
  • Some companies will use the term cider to refer to apple juice with no preservatives, and apple juice to juice that has been pasteurized.
  • When the Romans stormed through England in 55 BCE, they found Celts sipping a brew made from crab apples. The troops were quick to pick up the habit and take it back to Rome.
  • It takes about 36 pieces of fruit to make one gallon of the apple cider.
  • In the 14th Century children were baptized 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.

Key Date

  • November 18th is National Apple Cider Day.

Fun Facts We Missed

Let us know if we missed any apple cider fun facts in the comment section or our food truck forum. If we can verify the facts we will give the reader credit in the article.

Reference: Wikipedia: Fun Facts about Apple Cider.

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