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Do you peel off the skin from an apple before eating it?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:13 AM on Jul. 21, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (46)
  • Carpy:
    No they haven't been addressed. There is no way to address it. One of my nieces is the head of Indianas health dept and the majority of cases of e coli and salmonella etc.. are people who eat organic.

    Of course she says that. If everyone ate organic and healthy, disease rates would go down from processed foods, and there would be no more jobs left in the health dept.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:05 PM on Jul. 21, 2009

  • Nope! Not unless I'm going to cook with it.
    Intrepid

    Answer by Intrepid at 10:14 AM on Jul. 21, 2009

  • I do now. I didn't use to, because I understood there was nutrition associated with the skin, but I read about harmful chemicals that are removed when the apple is peeled and aren't removed just by washing the apple, so now I peel.
    Bmat

    Answer by Bmat at 10:15 AM on Jul. 21, 2009

  • Intrepid, thank you for your answer. I asked because I heard that the skin should be peel off to about the consumption of pesticides. OP
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:16 AM on Jul. 21, 2009

  • Bmat Yes you got me! OP
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:17 AM on Jul. 21, 2009

  • Lucky you guys! I can't eat apples. If I took a bite I would start feeling a tingling sensation in my tongue an lips. So I stay away from them.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:20 AM on Jul. 21, 2009

  • http://www.oohoi.com/natural%20remedy/everyday_food/apple.htm

    "To get the most out of an apple, you should eat the skin as well. Sadly, you may want to peel your apple and throw away the skin. Why ? First, because apple is one of those fruits that contain the highest pesticides residues. Second, because most apples are waxed to give it a beautiful shine. Not only will you eat the wax, you would also eat the pesticides trapped by the wax."
    Bmat

    Answer by Bmat at 10:21 AM on Jul. 21, 2009

  • avoid* op
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:24 AM on Jul. 21, 2009

  • If Obama touched the apple, I'll peel it and then boil off the cooties.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:25 AM on Jul. 21, 2009

  • What about lettuce can still eat them without worrying about pesticides? op
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:29 AM on Jul. 21, 2009