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An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

Wild Malus sieversii apple in Kazakhstan

We’ve all heard the proverb, but have you ever stopped and questioned where it came from? Turns out the saying most likely originated from Wales. The earliest example found in print is in the February 1866 edition of Notes and Queries magazine.

“A Pembrokeshire proverb. Eat an apple on going to bed, And you’ll keep the doctor from earning his bread.”

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