The apple (malus domestic) – a fruit that has a long history, is healthy and offers a wide range of culinary options
The apple tree, which comes from the rose family, is now one of the native precious woods. However, it originally came from Central and West Asia. The apple reached northern Europe from Italy during the campaigns of the Romans around 100 BC. Apples were cultivated in Europe as early as the first century AD but remained a "luxury" fruit until modern times. This is demonstrated by both the symbolism attached to them throughout history and their mystical status in fairy tales.