Should we peel the apple skin or not?
By A loves B
October 30, 2017 6:28am CST
This idea is confusing me. My mother always reminds me to peel the apple skin before I eat it. She said the apple skin has been contaminated by toxin from pesticide. Meanwhile some of my friends ever told me that we should never peel the apple as it can waste the vitamins contained in it. What do you say? Image is taken from pixabay
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Your mother and your friends are all right! The vitamin C is in the apple skin actually but your mother is just too scared of the pesticides. Try to search on how to clean the apple skin to get rid of the harmful chemicals that's on there! Some people clean it with warm water and salt, some with baking soda. I prefer to eat the apple skin because I want to get the vitamin C.
@Chantiele @A_loves_B Coated with wax for preservation? Not if you buy apples from farmers who don't use pesticides. However, the apples I buy do look as if they were coated with wax. How come? The apple farmer has explained to me that the apples kind of perspire when they are plucked and stored in a cool place. After some time the peel becomes waxy and shiny. The woman selling the apples once told me jokingly that she sends her children into the cellar to polish apples with a soft cloth if they don't behave. :-)
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Honestly, if it has been contaminated, it went through the skin as well. But I heard using a small amount of peroxide and water will kill anything on the fruit. Then it has to be washed off to remove any residue of peroxide. But my opinion would be to just wash the apple off good. Then it should be fine to eat.