He Poured Hot Water Over A Store-Bought Apple… 12 Seconds Later I Felt Sick.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Or at least that’s what our parents told us growing up while we ate the crispy fruit. Although apples were brought over from Europe with the arrival of new settlers, this sweet and juicy fruit has turned into a daily staple in North American diets.
When we pick up our produce from the grocery store, very often the apple along with other fruits gets put in the sink for rinse and we assume it’s ready to be eaten afterwards.If you are like millions of households who do this, you may want to pause and rethink how you are cleaning your apples.
Farmers and companies want to ensure your fruits have the maximum shelf time in the store before you take it home. Ideally, we would all love to have an apple tree in our backyards to simply get our apples from, ensuring the fruit is fresh and free of anything foreign applied to the exterior. Until that happens, here is an easy way to eat an apple the way it was meant to.
Americans love their apples. It's sure to be packed in school lunches, picnic, and a quick to-go snack at home.
29 states in the U.S. grow apples commercially with Washington state making up 70% of the fruit consumed.
Apples trees were grown in New England as early as the 1630's.
And our loves for apple has not decreased. In fact, apples are the second most consumed fruit in the country after oranges.
But it takes work keeping the fruit fresh the moment it leaves the tree.
North Americans expect their fruits to be juicy to eat or to use in juice, smoothies, salads, and of course apple pies.
Don't you wish you could just pick it up straight from the farm.
Since it's not that easy or accessible it's important to remember apples and other fruits and vegetables are delivered to grocery stores looking bright and healthy.
When you take your apples home you assume a quick water rinse will do the trick.
Take a look at these apples. They look fresh like they just got picked from the farm.
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