How do you take your fruit

Philips juicer - a juicer that saves me a lot of trouble
Singapore
June 30, 2008 10:48pm CST
do you eat it whole? do you cut it up? or you prefer to drink fruit juice?i like fruits but am too lazy to cut them. i don't mind eating apples whole. but the horror stories about pesticides and wax on the skin really turns me off. i recently got a philips juicer. it's great to use as i can just drop a whole apple straight into the juicer after washing. no more cutting up the fruits, washing the chopping boards and knives and plates just for a glass of fruit juice.
7 responses
@ahgong (10064)
• Singapore
1 Jul 08
Hmm... if you are all worried about the pesticides and the wax on the skin, wouldn't juicing the whole apple, SKIN and all be also adding those stuff into the juice as well? I am sure if you want to remove those pesticides and wax, just wash your fruits with salt. Rub them with salt and rinse. Then you can eat them without much worry about the wax or the pesticides. Easier than juicing. Still need to dismantle the juicer, throw away the pulp, wash the components, dry them, reassemble back, store it in the cupboard. Su sa!
• Singapore
1 Jul 08
oh yah that didn't occur to me at all. i was thinking that if i don't eat the skin i'll be fine. maybe the new-fangled centrifugal force juicing moment is supposed to help with this? or at least i am hoping that it'll work. :p hmm washing fruits with salt... this is the first time i've heard of this. i shall try it out in these few days. guess it's not too troublesome for me as i juice for the whole family. that's six adults which means quite a bit of fruits. i leave my juicer on the counter as i'd likely to be using it pretty often. :D
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@ahgong (10064)
• Singapore
1 Jul 08
Get the cheap type of salt will do. You are just using the coarseness of the salt to do the scrubbing. Cos using soap and a score pad is out of the question! Using salt will ensure the fruits are clean and the salt is gentle enough not to bruise the fruits when washing. Remember to rinse them throughly before you consume them. Other wise, you will just be adding to the blood pressure due to the salt intake.
• Singapore
1 Jul 08
that's a very useful tip. especially relevant to me since i'm using sea salt at home. can you imagine a packet of sea salt can only be used once. i'd go bankrupt very soon. lol normal salt shall be on my shopping list. cheers :D
• United States
1 Jul 08
Well, in terms of apples I always just wash them with a little bit of soap before I eat them. It's what I've done all my life with most fruits that I eat. I love apples and it hasn't killed me yet. =)
• Singapore
1 Jul 08
that's really good for you. the skin of fruits is supposed to contain the highest level of anti oxidants. like the saying goes, what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. :p actually i'm not so worried about it killing me. it's more of the supposed effects of these additives. then again, i will just wash the skin of the apple before taking a big bite. the crunchiness is really hard to beat. :D
• Singapore
1 Jul 08
that's really good for you. the skin of fruits is supposed to contain the highest level of anti oxidants. like the saying goes, what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. :p actually i'm not so worried about it killing me. it's more of the supposed effects of these additives. then again, i will just wash the skin of the apple before taking a big bite. the crunchiness is really hard to beat. :D
• Malaysia
1 Jul 08
i mormally will eat the fruits whole...i will normally will just wash them and eat directly but i will cut it to pieces for other to people to eat...
• Singapore
1 Jul 08
hmm seems like most people like their fruits just like this. do you eat fruits because of the texture or the taste? maybe the feeling of biting into a fruit is an enjoyable one. i for one loves biting into very crunchy apples. the sound, accompanied by the juice spilling into my mouth, is really good. think i'll go get a couple of apples later. cheers :D
• India
1 Jul 08
i love fruits and i like it any form....whole, cut, juice.For apples, gauvas, pulms, peach and the likes, i just wash n eat it a whole.while for mangoes ,pineapples i take it cut neatly to peices.I do like juices but often too lazy to make one for myself
• Singapore
1 Jul 08
yes i do love fruits. i can't think of any fruit that i don't like. well maybe i can't say i love dragon fruit. it's a tropical fruit with red skin like that of dragon scales. it's flesh is either white or red with seeds in it like kiwi. the white fleshed ones are pretty bland. however i love the red fleshed ones coz it's sweet and fragrant. :D
@horsesrule (1960)
• United States
1 Jul 08
That sounds like a neat juicer! I like my fruit as pieces of fruit and I do cut it up and peel it. I just don't like apple skin, its too bitter, pear skin is grainy, peach skin is fuzzy and I could probably go on but I won't! :-) I like fruit juice too but I get more full on the actual fruit itself.
• Singapore
1 Jul 08
yes it's really very neat. i've been eyeing it since the day it was launched. but it was pretty pricey so i didn't get it. i do love fruit juice on a hot day. or when there's a sale of fruits at the supermarket. i can drink the same fruit juice for a week and still want more. that's how much i love fruit juice. :D
@roi452 (232)
• Philippines
1 Jul 08
It depends on the kind of fruit. for apples I eat it whole. I dont juice my fruits, i prefer to eat them as is or cut up.
• Singapore
1 Jul 08
that's good for you. none of the nutrients are lost when fruits are eaten whole. juicing them makes it easier to take. but in the process fibre is definitely lost. not to mention some of the antioxidants.
@anujain75 (1069)
• India
1 Jul 08
Well I eat apple by removing skin due to using wax or pesticides. But removing skin means loss of lots of valuable nutrients like carotenoid.which are good antioxidant.
• Singapore
1 Jul 08
yah removing the skin means at least half of the goodness is gone. the anti oxidants and the fibre are mostly in the skin. guess modernisation didn't really do us that much good. we now worry about almost everything we put into our mouth. :(