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Tuesday Video: How to eat an apple

You know what they say, an apple a day. But this clip makes me wonder if I've been doing it all wrong. The story begins at FoodBeast:

It all happened early yesterday morning — I ran up to the fridge in our office just a few short skips away from my desk, pulled an apple from the fruit drawer, and chomped on it as I returned to my seat. Upon the first crunch, my desk-mate Geoff looked up from his computer, and said the inevitable phrase that eventually led to me writing this post: “Dude, you’re eating that apple all wrong.”

This is the right way:


According to Geoff, if you eat it from the top, the core doesn’t even exist.

The traditional method of eating around “the core” seemed to create a sizable amount of waste. In fact, after doing a mass and volume test, we concluded we were seemingly throwing away anywhere from 15 to 30% of every apple. If you live by the ‘apple a day’ motto, then apples priced at $1.30/lb. will set you back $137 year, with a waste of $42.

Mind blown. Read the full article HERE.

Also, bonus Mitch Hedberg quote after the jump.

“A person came up to me and asked, ‘Why do you drink red wine, doesn’t it give you a headache?’ I said, Yeah eventually! But the first and the middle part are amazing. I’m not going to stop doing something for what happens in the end. ‘Mitch you want an apple?’ No eventually it will be a core!” - Mitch Hedberg

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