Have you ever seen beautifully colorful little trees by some of the parking lots with little flowers that are pink, white, or red? Well, those flowers usually bloom in early spring season. Then after those flowers are gone you can find very little and cute apples. This tree is called Malus, but people call it different names like Wild Apples, Crab Apples, Crabs, or Crabapples.

Sometimes these mini apples can taste sour, tarty, or even sweet. We see these Crab apple trees around grocery stores or other businesses because that is exactly what they are used for, as ornamental trees. People pick them as an ornamental tree because of their beautiful flowers and fruits, and because Crabapples are pretty good at resisting many diseases. Some farmers that grow the large domestic apples, actually grow some of these wild apples around their domestic apple trees to improve the overall health of their Apple garden or orchard.

In most respects the Crabapple tree closely resembles the cultivated Apple of the orchard differing chiefly only in the size and flavor of the fruit. The branch of the Crab-tree become pendant with long shoots which carry leaves and flowers. The blossoms, by their delightful fragrance and store of nectar, attract myriads of bees, and as a result of the fertilization effected by these visitors in their search for the buried nectar, the fruit develops and becomes in autumn the beautiful little Crab Apple, which when ripe is yellow or red in color and measures about an inch across.

It has a very austere and acid juice, in consequence of which it cannot be eaten in the raw condition, but a delicious jelly is made from it, which is always welcome on the table, and the fruit can also be used for jam making. Crabapple juice is one of the best apple juices and it is highly recommended to people who love the acid juice because it contains very little sugar and by no means is sweet.

Crabapples help improve the pollination and the resistance to many diseases of the large domestic apple trees. In about one cup or 110 grams of raw and fresh Crabapples we can find these types of Nutrients:

– Vitamin A
– Vitamin B1, Thiamin
– Vitamin B2, Riboflavin
– Vitamin B3, Niacin
– Vitamin C
– Protein
– Calcium
– Iron
– Magnesium
– Phosphorus
– Potassium
– Copper
– Manganese
– Omega 3 Fatty Acids
– Omega 6 Fatty Acids
– Natural Fats
– Carbohydrates
– Calories
– Sodium

From these kinds of Nutrients of Crabapples, we could get these kind of benefits:

– Improves wound healing
– Prevents cells from damages
– Improves gums health
– Improves teeth health
– Improves Immune System
– Protects from free radicals
– Reduces Aging
– Lowers Risks of some Cancers

– Improves Iron absorption
– Improves Lung health
– Prevents from frequent colds
– Protects from frequent infections
– Improves nerve function
– Improves muscle function
– Reduces confusion
– Reduces irritability
– Reduces fatigue
– Lowers chance of heart problems
– Lowers chance of high blood pressure
– Protects from chronic diarrhea
– Improves exercise ability./AgroWeb.org