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Bruise Brubaker
07-08-2003, 01:42 PM
Those brown spots on apple, that are soft and sometimes there are holes on the peel too, are they eatable? Because I'm just too lazy to cut them off before eating my apples so I eat them.

chops
07-08-2003, 02:09 PM
bruised apples are usually picked out as much as possible during the distribution process. those bruised apples are sold to be used in apple sauce, etc, so there's no reason you can't eat them.

but if there's holes in the peel, i'd cut a big chunk of that that off cuz the inside of the apple is really porous and you dont know what's gotten in there, if someone with dirty hands handled them, etc.

bradley
07-08-2003, 02:19 PM
I would avoid the bruised portion of the apple, because of the fact that it could contain patulin. Although I do not believe this should cause any great concern, and is more prevalent in things like fruit juices.

http://www.gov.on.ca/OMAFRA/english/offs/patulin.htm



Apples
Mouldy or damaged apples may contain a mycotoxin called patulin, particularly around the bruised or damaged part of the fruit.
Try not to use mouldy or damaged apples for apple sauce or to make juice. Manufacturers have also been advised not to use them in juice production

The above quote taken from the following page:

http://www.gov.on.ca/OMAFRA/english/offs/patulin.htm