Do you peel the apple?

@youless (91043)
Guangzhou, China
March 4, 2008 1:02am CST
I wonder whether you will peel the apple when you are eating it. Here some people will do so but I have never peeled apple because I think it tastes better with the apple skin. How about you?
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@kamran12 (5555)
• Pakistan
4 Mar 08
Hello youless!:-) It's been ages that I have peeled an apple to eat it. I eat it with its skin on and I don't usually cut it either. When, however, my partner was around, she sometimes used to peel the skin for us to eat. Then when she used to make fruit desserts, salad or something of that sort, she used to peel it. After her, I never did anything of that sort!
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@youless (91043)
• Guangzhou, China
4 Mar 08
Perhaps you don't know that I am a lazy person, so I won't spend time to peel apple. I like to just eat it right away:)
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@kamran12 (5555)
• Pakistan
4 Mar 08
He he! I might be with you in this case, youless!:-)
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• Singapore
4 Mar 08
I had once started a discussion on fruits and the responses gave me many insights. I used to peel my apples but after reading that there is much goodness contained just beneath the skill, I no longer peel them UNLESS they are WAXY which to me, feels poisonous if I eat it.
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@youless (91043)
• Guangzhou, China
4 Mar 08
Perhaps people like fruits so this kind of subject will easily give us more responses:)
@plumwish07 (4060)
• Indonesia
4 Mar 08
i prefer not to peel of apple skin. don't you know that apple skin is rich with antioxidant? so why i shoud peel it? in fact having skin of apple more delicious to eat. just for tips, if you are afraid there is kind of wax arround the apple skin (its used to make apple looks shinny and attractive), then soak your apples in warm water about 5 or 10 minutes. after dry it, you can eat your apples directly or put into your refrigenerator to cool it down :)
@youless (91043)
• Guangzhou, China
4 Mar 08
This is a good way. I think people will have less worries to eat with apple skin after that.
@subha12 (18453)
• India
4 Mar 08
I have never peeled the apple. But in my childhood i have heard my mother used to feed me apple peeled. ASfter taht i have never peeled an apple.
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@youless (91043)
• Guangzhou, China
4 Mar 08
Thanks for your reply.
@marketing07 (6266)
• South Korea
4 Mar 08
i never peeled the apple..i like to eat with skin and besides skin has lots of vitamins
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• United States
4 Mar 08
Marketing you stated the same exact words I was going to say. As they say, great minds think alike.
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@youless (91043)
• Guangzhou, China
5 Mar 08
Then we have great minds:)
• South Korea
5 Mar 08
lolz
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6 Apr 08
I tend to eat the peel as well. I know some people are concerned about fertilisers or pesticides, so I do tend to wash my apples thoroughly first. The other option is to buy organic, or if you are fortunate enough to have a big enough garden, grow your own! My favourite variety is Pink Lady, as it is so sweet.
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@youless (91043)
• Guangzhou, China
6 Apr 08
That will be nice to have a private apple garden
6 Apr 08
Yeah, my mother-in-law has an apple tree in her back garden, I usually try to scrounge a few when it is in season, as they are really quite delicious. We have quite a small back yard, but I have got enough room for a pot with strawberries in, so I'm hoping to pick my own handful this summer!
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• China
12 Mar 08
I am used to peel the apples when I eat them.Because I think it tastes better without the apple skin and I'm lazy to wash them.
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@youless (91043)
• Guangzhou, China
12 Mar 08
It's very interesting that you are lazy to wash the apples but you don't mind peeling them:)
• China
29 Mar 08
I usully don't peel the apple just because I am so lazy,I will just wash the apple before I eat it.
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
11 Mar 08
Fruits with edible skins are much more healthier than without the skins.. hehe.. ANd so, i always eat apples and pears together with the skins ^_^
@youless (91043)
• Guangzhou, China
11 Mar 08
It's very interesting that I like peeling pears when I eat them.
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
12 Mar 08
Pear skin adds to the crunchyness of the pear when u bite them together.. LOL
@olivemai (4738)
• United States
5 Mar 08
I do not peel it unless I am serving the apple to someone under 5 years! I do slice it or I bake it to soften it and bring out the sweetness! I have even baked apple pies with the skin still on, and made applesauce with the skin on! It has a few extra vitamins that way!
@youless (91043)
• Guangzhou, China
6 Mar 08
I haven't baked apples before. I wonder whether it's as delicious as the fresh apple.
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@olivemai (4738)
• United States
6 Mar 08
Baked apples are even more delicious than fresh apples! The natural sweetness blends in and it tastes like the sweetest treat ever, with the same amount of natural sugar that it came with as a fresh apple! the best part is that most anybody can eat one! It is soft and does not bother teeth the way fresh ones can. I know fresh apples help clean your teeth, but if you have any type of dentures or tooth-substitutes, it is tough to chew fresh apples.
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@balasri (26554)
• India
5 Mar 08
Apple skin and onions are the two major food sources of a potent flavonoid called quercitin.Researchers have identified a dozen compounds -- triterpenoids -- in apple peel that either inhibit or kill cancer cells in laboratory cultures. Wil I ever peel the apple and eat?
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@youless (91043)
• Guangzhou, China
5 Mar 08
That's a good news for the apple skin:)
@balasri (26554)
• India
5 Mar 08
Yes the apple skin will be happy and laughing.lol
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@Gesusdid (1683)
• United States
4 Mar 08
i eat it period i dont peel it , plus i thought apple skin was good for you ? like it suppose to give your great sight or goo skin or something like that ?
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@youless (91043)
• Guangzhou, China
5 Mar 08
I think the apple skin contains vitamins.
@Gesusdid (1683)
• United States
5 Mar 08
i thought so , but i think its some other type of fruit skin that give you good sight..
@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
4 Mar 08
I love eating the skin too youless. My son doesn't and likes it peeled. I think he has just gotten use to it since he 2-3 yrs.
@youless (91043)
• Guangzhou, China
5 Mar 08
Perhaps when he grows up, it will change. The bothering thing to me is my son doesn't like fruits and vegetables.
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@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
5 Mar 08
I understand as my son doesn't like veges either. Fruits he loves but not veges. He did when he was younger though!
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@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
4 Mar 08
my used to say when i was still a kid that the skin of the apple is nutricious too so we dont peel it. sometimes it is not easy to eat it with the skin but i got used to it already. now my kids does not peel the apple too just wash it very well and eat it
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@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
4 Mar 08
i mean my mom used to say
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@youless (91043)
• Guangzhou, China
4 Mar 08
Your mom is right:)
• United States
4 Mar 08
Unfortunately I have to peel the apples I get here because if I eat the skin, it makes my tongue itch.So whenever I have apples these days they are peeled and sliced and baked in a pie.
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@youless (91043)
• Guangzhou, China
4 Mar 08
That's strange. I think some people may feel itchy after eating the mango, but I don't know apple has this problem.
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• United States
4 Mar 08
I think it is the chemicals they put on fruit these days. I never had any problem with apples when I was younger.
• India
1 Nov 09
hi youless, never ever i peel it oof..Like you, I also think an apple would taste best when it's eaten as it is - well, of course with a little washing. I am not sure about this but I've heard most of an apple's - or any other fruit's - most nutrition are located near it's 'skin' so I guess it's really best to eat your apple with the skin... also it is too much of work
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@youless (91043)
• Guangzhou, China
2 Nov 09
I agree with you
• Kottayam, India
21 Aug 08
peeling is not good for apples, you feel better now
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@youless (91043)
• Guangzhou, China
2 Nov 09
Thanks for your response.
@rhane7315 (5673)
• Philippines
7 Apr 08
i don't peel apple, i just slice them and i love eating apples with their apple skins, i don't know why though lol
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@youless (91043)
• Guangzhou, China
8 Apr 08
At least you still slice it, I am lazy to do so
@cream97 (29169)
• United States
7 Apr 08
No, I hardly peel it. I am sometimes tempted to peel them if they have bruises on it.
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@youless (91043)
• Guangzhou, China
8 Apr 08
Thanks for your reply.
• Philippines
7 Apr 08
I only peel my apples when the skin is a bit thick and hard to bite. Otherwise, I eat it as is. It's nice to eat apple with the skins, because it provides additional crunch to the fruit, and yes, it is the most nutritious part.
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@youless (91043)
• Guangzhou, China
7 Apr 08
Thanks for your response.
@jencai (3415)
• Philippines
6 Apr 08
I don't peel apple specially if I'll be the one to eat it. I enjoy the apple with it's skin. Apple's skin has vitamins to get from, this is one of the reason why I enjoy it. It can make our skin younger and fresh.
@youless (91043)
• Guangzhou, China
6 Apr 08
That's a good reason