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(The Atlantic)   "Saying eating apple cores is unsafe is not just false, it's costing Americans $13.2 billion dollars a year not eating them"   (theatlantic.com) divider line 164
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2013-11-17 06:36:56 PM
That's why you use them for bongs.
 
2013-11-17 06:37:30 PM
You CAN eat banana peels as well. No danger there. But we don't 'cause gross.
 
2013-11-17 06:40:56 PM
If each of us eats an apple a day, as we all do, and we are all wasting 30 percent of our apples at $1.30 per pound, that's about $42 wasted per person per year-which is $13.2 billion annually, thrown in the trash or fed to pigs.

It's kind of a big assumption to say that every American eats, on average, 1 apple a day.  Also, turning the cores to animal feed isn't waste; they have to get fed somehow.  There may be cheaper or more efficient ways, but that wouldn't be waste.
 
2013-11-17 06:49:26 PM
You know if you eat the apple from the top, the core disappears!

Also, chunkier poops!
 
2013-11-17 06:50:02 PM
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R.I.P. APPLE CORPS


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2013-11-17 06:55:30 PM
And Super Bowl office pools cost the American economy $eleventy-quadrillion every year.
 
2013-11-17 07:04:33 PM
I never thought they were supposed to be unsafe.  I just thought they looked unappealing.
 
2013-11-17 07:05:27 PM
I think the way we eat fruits is fairly instinctual. We learn at an early age to avoid the nasty bits.
 
2013-11-17 07:09:35 PM
 So if we eat the core we would eat less apples. Jobs would be lost, trees would die, shipping would grind to a halt. After this  it would only be a matter of time before all apple orchards would lie in waste!
 The author is advocating the entire demise and destruction of the American Apple Industry!!!


If Steve Jobs was alive he would lead a lynching of this James Hamblin!
 
2013-11-17 07:10:19 PM
I like eating the apple core.  I also eat peanut shells and orange rinds (I like to chew 'em down).  You get a ton of fiber they really don't taste bad.

Fair warning, if you eat 15 peanuts and the shells, you WILL spend some quality time on the toilet the next day.
 
433 [TotalFark]
2013-11-17 07:14:43 PM
I swallow several peach pits at a time to help grind up the apple seeds.  I sh*t orchards.
 
2013-11-17 07:15:21 PM

Confabulat: I think the way we eat fruits is fairly instinctual. We learn at an early age to avoid the nasty bits.


I agree.  The sharp, fibrous bits are not appealing.
 
2013-11-17 07:22:33 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: Confabulat: I think the way we eat fruits is fairly instinctual. We learn at an early age to avoid the nasty bits.

I agree.  The sharp, fibrous bits are not appealing.


I thought the same when I read this.

But in the interests of being open-minded, I tried eating one from the top down tonight. Except for a super-fibrous but tolerable section right around the seeds, I didn't even notice the core. Seriously.

Color me converted.
 
2013-11-17 07:48:44 PM
An apple has more sugar in it than a Hershey bar.
 
2013-11-17 08:21:18 PM

whistleridge: Benevolent Misanthrope: Confabulat: I think the way we eat fruits is fairly instinctual. We learn at an early age to avoid the nasty bits.

I agree.  The sharp, fibrous bits are not appealing.

I thought the same when I read this.

But in the interests of being open-minded, I tried eating one from the top down tonight. Except for a super-fibrous but tolerable section right around the seeds, I didn't even notice the core. Seriously.

Color me converted.


Good for you!
Been eatin em this way since 92... More apple that way.

\onion on my belt.
 
2013-11-17 08:23:57 PM
I tried eating pumpkin seed outer casing as well as the seed. No thanks.
 
2013-11-17 08:24:33 PM
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RIP Apple
 
2013-11-17 08:25:42 PM
Or perhaps it's saving Americans 13.2 billion dollars a year not having to buy dental crowns
 
2013-11-17 08:25:50 PM

Relatively Obscure: I never thought they were supposed to be unsafe.  I just thought they looked unappealing.


I always disliked the way the stems and seed-coverings stick in my teeth.
 
2013-11-17 08:26:30 PM
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If it can kill a Cobra bio-weapon, then they can't be all that bad.
 
2013-11-17 08:28:10 PM
The core does not comprise 30% of the apple ... more like 10%, maybe 15% tops.
 
2013-11-17 08:28:16 PM
I eat the entire apple except for the stem. I wasn't aware that people thought this was bad.

Now pomegranates on the other hand.... I don't eat the whole thing - just the seeds.
 
2013-11-17 08:28:20 PM
I always ate the cores unless the apple was too large and I got full, then I just couldn't finish it.  The core is sometimes sweeter.
 
2013-11-17 08:28:31 PM

Lsherm: I like eating the apple core.  I also eat peanut shells and orange rinds (I like to chew 'em down).  You get a ton of fiber they really don't taste bad.

Fair warning, if you eat 15 peanuts and the shells, you WILL spend some quality time on the toilet the next day.


Careful. I have a friend who got an impacted bowel requiring medical attention from eating too many peanut shells.
 
2013-11-17 08:29:21 PM
I will try this at work tomorrow. I have 2 big bags of golden delicious apples.

/golden delicious apple cider
//slow news day?
 
2013-11-17 08:30:22 PM
Enjoy your cyanide compounds.
 
2013-11-17 08:30:50 PM
Turning them into animal feed isn't wasting them and doesn't cost Americans anything. In fact, it's cheap pig feed, makes pigs fatter, and thus increases our pork raising yields per animal.
 
2013-11-17 08:31:28 PM
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2013-11-17 08:31:44 PM
Whether they eat the core or not, they'll just be hungry again in an hour.
 
2013-11-17 08:31:53 PM
And definitely don't eat the skin.

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2013-11-17 08:32:10 PM

ISO15693: I eat the entire apple except for the stem. I wasn't aware that people thought this was bad.

Now pomegranates on the other hand.... I don't eat the whole thing - just the seeds.


Is your name Persephone, by chance?
 
2013-11-17 08:32:21 PM
Eating apple cores is only cool if you listen to heavy metal while you do it.

It's a rule.
 
2013-11-17 08:33:15 PM
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2013-11-17 08:35:03 PM

433: I swallow several peach pits at a time to help grind up the apple seeds.  I sh*t orchards.


Ok, I nearly snorted loudly at a VERY serious moment. Like in-church-body-of-christ moment serious.

Nicely done.
 
2013-11-17 08:37:30 PM
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2013-11-17 08:39:40 PM

Lsherm: I like eating the apple core.  I also eat peanut shells and orange rinds (I like to chew 'em down).  You get a ton of fiber they really don't taste bad.

Fair warning, if you eat 15 peanuts and the shells, you WILL spend some quality time on the toilet the next day.


Goat like typing detected.
 
2013-11-17 08:41:40 PM
I've been eating the entire thing since I was small...the only part that sees the trash can is the stem.
 
2013-11-17 08:42:48 PM
i am eating a cored apple as i type this...getting a kick-and some caramel.
 
2013-11-17 08:43:36 PM
And yet he's opposed to chicken nuggets. If chickens were apples, chicken nuggets would be made of the cores.
 
2013-11-17 08:44:41 PM

shanrick: An apple has more sugar in it than a Hershey bar.


Much less fat, much more fiber.
 
2013-11-17 08:45:55 PM

SithLord: [static.comicvine.com image 640x483]


If it can kill a Cobra bio-weapon, then they can't be all that bad.


Came for this, leaving satisfied.
 
2013-11-17 08:45:58 PM
You should stop eating your Apple when you reach the battery. Eating to the core won't make you any smarter.
 
2013-11-17 08:46:17 PM
I core cows and chickens before I eat them, too. Coring an apple isn't that big a stretch.
 
2013-11-17 08:47:58 PM
Um, no. I don't want to eat the core, I want to eat the fleshy part. Did someone make this video just so they could be smug and holier-than-thou? It certainly looks that way.
 
2013-11-17 08:48:19 PM
"I tried to explain to (my wife) how to interpret the terminology used in wild food books. For example, edible does not mean "good to eat." Edible means only that you won't flop over with your face in your plate when you take a bite of the stuff."  - Patrick McManus
 
2013-11-17 08:50:08 PM
Apple Cores Are a Myth

No, they're not. I've seen a few.
 
2013-11-17 08:50:43 PM

doglover: You CAN eat banana peels as well. No danger there. But we don't 'cause gross.


What about the long stringy  things on the peel? Are you sure that they aren't banana snots?
 
2013-11-17 08:51:02 PM
Do you whole-apple-eaters eat the anus? Yech.
 
2013-11-17 08:51:29 PM
FFS, retardmitter. If you use "$" in front of a number, you don't have to put the word "dollars" after it.
 
2013-11-17 08:51:47 PM

shanrick: An apple has more sugar in it than a Hershey bar.


LOL. An apple has 18.2g of sugar; a Hershey bar has 22.7g.

FAIL.
 
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