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?!



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.

Stevie A.
Stephanie F.2 years ago

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

Anteater Ants
Anteater Ants2 years ago

ants too

Allen O.
Allen O.2 years ago

very interesting

Lilian U.
Lilian U.2 years ago

yes I do eat all my apples and enjoy them.

paula D.
paula B.2 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! :/

Elena T.
Elena Poensgen2 years ago

Thank you :)

Borg Drone
Borg Drone2 years ago

I know some people who eat the core but not me.

Codruta Onaga
Codruta Onaga2 years ago


Spring Green
.2 years ago

I prefer persimmons and nectarines. But, thanks anyway.