Case of the Mysterious Apple
by Sep 15th, 2010 // Uncategorized
Case of the Mysterious Apple
Can you help us solve this mystery? I cut into this granny smith apple and handed it to my kid without looking twice. He took a little nibble and then I realized that the apple was very strange looking. The apple smelled normal, felt normal and looked totally normal on the outside. I’ve never seen anything quite like it. Have you?
I agree with Heather, most of our foods are from genetically modified seeds…. which I'm sure can cause problems sometimes. That is one weird looking apple!
It looks like it's watercored – it's where the fruit starts to break down to feed the seeds, a completely natural and normal occurrence.
An apple orchardist's daughter
my husband thinks if got frozen and then thawed, messing up the cell structure. Try it with another apple, and see if that is the result
"Watercored" looks about right to me!
Yep, we have a red delicious tree that produces apples with watercore every season. That's what yours looks like. It won't hurt you and it should taste fine, but it will affect the shelf life of the apples.
I've never seen a green apple do that, but I've seen red apples do that. The green looks cool! <3
I was thinking it was frozen as well, from looking at the translucent areas. I just can't get over the ultra green color. I really can't think of anything natural that would do that.
What I think is that I'm jealous that you got that totally rad looking apple. Haha.
I've seen this before. Maybe it was frozen and then back to room temperature. It suppose to be crunchy and now it's like biting into an very very ripe apple.
Wacky! It makes a pretty color anyway.
looks like it was frozen and thawed!
Agreed about the watercored… funky looking!!
I like how the first reaction is for people to freak out about it being genetically modified, when it turns out it's really just a completely natural and harmless process. =P
I agree with zorvinha – I like how alarmist the responses were at first! XD
Now, I'm personally obsessive about not eating genetically modified foods, but I also know what's legally available as a GMO in the foodstream and what is not – apples have no currently available GMO approved or on the market.
Yes, we have to watch that the pollens from the GMO's don't cross over to normal species. Yes, I don't think they should be allowed in the foodstream without further study. Yes, I don't think we should feed this stuff to our kids. But we also need to be relaxed and logical – freaks happen in nature all the time, as does stuff that looks freaky but is actually normal.
FYI – for all of you near a Trader Joe's – if the item in the store is a Trader Joe's brand item (or Trader Jose or Trader Ming, etc.), then it is company policy to source non-GMO ingredients for those items. Good to know, eh?
Also, high fructose corn syrup is generally made from GMO corn, which has been shown in studies to drastically affect fertility in mice. This is a good reason to avoid HFCS whether or not the actual sweetener is the health issue – the GMO corn part *is* an issue.
Kind of looks like an apple combined with a kiwi. Imagine how that would taste!
it’s water core,you can eat ,it’s nothing worry