You’re Eating Apples Wrong

Did you know that the average person wastes 30 percent of every apple they eat? If you throw away the apple core, you’re one of those people — because the apple core DOESN’T EXIST.

The apple core isn’t real, writes James Hamblin on The Atlantic. And there’s no reason to discard it. “There is a thin fibrous band, smaller in diameter than a pencil and not bad to the taste,” he explains. “If you eat your apple vertically, it is not noticeable.”

Don’t believe him? Watch him prove it.

And if you need more convincing to try it his way, just think of the money you’ll save. Hamblin estimates that if each of us eat an apple a day at $1.30 per pound, we’re wasting $42 per person per year—a total of $13.2 billion annually.

 

How do you eat your apples? And if you’ve been eating the core all this time, why didn’t you enlighten the rest of us sooner?!

 

205 comments

Beryl L
Beryl L2 days ago

thank you. I was taught this a child on my Uncles farm. the only thing we tossed out was the stem. And the apples were organic. Unlike most apples in the grocery store. most apples contain 17 pesticides and herbicides. And if you buy them at a roadside stand you can almost guarantee they have a boatload of chemicals.

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Deborah J
Deborah J3 days ago

Swell - more tough, fibrous bits to get stuck between my teeth. I've reached the point that a swipe with dental floss where I have gaps is obligatory after eating most fruits and vegetables, and certainly any meat.

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Jeanne Rogers
Jeanne R10 months ago

Thank you for sharing.

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Jeanne Rogers
Jeanne R10 months ago

Thank you for sharing.

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Dale O.

I honestly don't find the core all that appetizing, but cut the apple so close to the core that I don't end up wasting all that much of the apple.

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Stevie A.
Stevie A3 years ago

One third of the apple wasted by not eating the core? ? They must be small ! apples.

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Anteater Ants
Anteater Ants3 years ago

ants too

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Allen O.
Allen O3 years ago

very interesting

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Lilian U.
Lilian U.3 years ago

yes I do eat all my apples and enjoy them.

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paula D.
paula B3 years ago

My dad always ate the whole apple and told us that we were wasting it because we didnt. Maaan, my dad was RIGHT AGAIN! :/

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