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?!

 

213 comments

Paola S
Paola Sabout a month ago

thank you

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Ruth S
Ruth S1 months ago

I just cut out the seed area, so I eat about 95% or more!

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Ruth S
Ruth S1 months ago

Thanks.

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One Heart i
One Heart i1 months ago

Thanks!!!!

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Lisa M
Lisa M1 months ago

Noted.

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Lisa M
Lisa M1 months ago

Noted.

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Lisa M
Lisa M1 months ago

Noted.

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Lisa M
Lisa M1 months ago

Noted.

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Beryl L
Beryl Ludwig2 months 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 J2 months 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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