DailyDirt: You're Eating That Fruit All Wrong...

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If there's a way to eat something, there's someone out there with a "right" way to eat it. Sometimes etiquette dictates how you should eat, but sometimes efficiency trumps the normal rules of society (don't ask when). If you're looking for more efficient ways to eat some common fruits, just check out these guides to eating apples, oranges and bananas. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.

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    jakerome (profile), Dec 6th, 2013 @ 6:57pm


    I decided to test out the theory. Watch to the finish to hear my profound dialog.


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    PeterScott (profile), Dec 6th, 2013 @ 8:41pm

    On the Apple. Apples are one of the most pesticide laden fruits and the great concentrations are in the top/bottom. I don't eat those parts at all.

    On Banana peeling. WTF? Pulling the stem back is how I get started peeling it. How do you start it cleanly from the bottom?

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 6th, 2013 @ 9:15pm

    Re: Banana peeling like a monkey

    You pinch the other end and it practically peels itself.


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    Rekrul, Dec 6th, 2013 @ 11:58pm

    I usually eat apples the traditional way, although my "core" is usually quite small and is just the immediate area right around the seeds (which I always find in the center, not near the top).

    When I get near the center, I always encounter some tough fibers, which have never been that appealing to me. Which is why I don't eat the core of the apple.

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 7th, 2013 @ 6:27am

    Apple seeds have been shown to contain arenic. Something most people want to avoid.

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    Anonymous, Dec 7th, 2013 @ 5:02pm

    Re: Re: Banana peeling like a monkey

    Sounds painful.
    Oh, wait, you're talking about fruit. Never mind.

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 8th, 2013 @ 4:54am

    Re: Demonstration

    You look tired.

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    John Fenderson (profile), Dec 9th, 2013 @ 10:07am

    Apple eating

    If you eat an apple by pulling out the stem and eating it top down, you'll probably be able to eat the entire apple without really tasting the core.

    Couldn't be more wrong. The problem with eating the core is not taste, it's all those tough membranes and fibers. Eating an apple this way means that large portions of the good, fleshy parts of the apple are going to be contaminated with seeds, husks, and fibers. Sure, you can do it, but it makes the entire apple-eating experience worse.

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    Apple Eater, Dec 9th, 2013 @ 10:18am

    Waste of research

    A lot of effort is being wasted, in time and money, trying to convince people to eat the core. I don't quite get why. Yes, some people eat the core. My father, for one. Some people even enjoy eating the core.

    But the people who don't eat the core are not going to start just because research has shown it's safe, harmless, and possible to do. We already knew the core was edible, we see other people do it. Heck, most of us even know that the core tastes just like the rest of the apple.

    It's the texture. I don't like the texture of the core. At all.

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    Banana man, Dec 9th, 2013 @ 10:21am


    I dunno why people eat bananas by breaking the stem instead of breaking the other end. Tradition probably. I suspect in some countries that are not the USA they eat it 'the right way'

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