AppleIt is called Apple to the fruit produced by the Apple tree. This is a tree from the Rosaceae group, with very thick branches, simple leaves and umbel-shaped flowers.

The apple is a edible fruit. It is shaped like a globe, a little sunken at its ends. His epicarp is greenish or yellowish and presents seeds small in size, protected by a leathery endocarp.

There are thousands of varieties of apples. Among the most popular are the Golden delicious, the Granny smith, the Royal Gala and the McIntosh. The Red apples and the green apples are the best known, although there are also yellow apples.

Amino acids, pectins, sugars, fiber, iron, calcium and magnesium are some of the components of this food that can be ingested in multiple ways. The apple can be eaten raw, in compote or as part of different recipes (in cake or pie, as puree, in cookies, etc.).

The juice (juice) of the apple is also a drink consumed all over the world. In addition, with its fermentation the cider, an alcoholic drink.

It is important to mention that the apple has a great cultural relevance. Its about “forbidden fruit” that tempted Adam already Eve; of the resource used by the stepmother of Snow White to poison her; and of the inspiration from Isaac Newton to develop the law of universal gravitation.

A block, on the other hand, is an urban sector that is usually square and be delimited by four streets, one on each of its sides. The apples are used for building.

New York City, in North America, is also known by the nickname The big Apple, although curiously a large part of the citizens do not call it that often. The popularity from this nickname it arose in the 1920s through the sports journalist John Joseph Fitzgerald.

AppleThanks to the research work that Barry Popik and Gerald Cohen, an etymologist and a university professor respectively, at the beginning of the 21st century began to clarify the history of this Nickname, which until then had remained in the realm of myth and confusion. One of the most absurd theories said that it came from the nickname of a brothel madam who was called “Eva.”

It was precisely John J. Fitzgerald who first referred to New York City as “The Big Apple” in a newspaper article. New York Morning Telegraph related to careers of horses, and later explained that he had heard it from the stable boys in New Orleans to refer to the New York racecourse. The impact it had on the journalist led him to adopt it in his column.

Already almost in the decade of the 30s, the city’s journalists used this nickname in any context, beyond horse riding. In fact, its use transcended the realm of journalism; for example, a song called The big Apple and jazz musicians referred to the city in this way because they claimed that “the tree of success“It has” many apples, “but none as big as New York.

Despite the fact that during the 1960s it lost popularity and was considered outdated, the nickname gained visibility again thanks to a tourist campaign carried out by the Convention and Tourism Office, which is currently called NYC & Company, who used it to refer to the town. As time went by, more and more people adopted it in different fields. In 1997, for example, the famous corner of West 54th Street and Broadway it was nicknamed “the corner of the Big Apple.”