“Apple cores are a myth.”

That’s according to The Atlantic’s James Hamblin who published an article Friday explaining that it is in fact possible to “eat the whole apple.”

“The core is a product of society,” Hamblin writes. “There is a fin fibrous band, smaller in diameter than a pencil and not bad to the taste. If you eat your apple vertically, it is not noticeable.

Youve Been Eating Apples Wrong & it May be Costing the U.S. Billions

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His claims proved to be true. When this reporter cut open an apple vertically, the core was hardly visible.

Youve Been Eating Apples Wrong & it May be Costing the U.S. Billions

(Rachel Swaffer / TheBlaze)

Hamblin adds in his story that the cost of discarding apple cores adds up.

“If each of us eats an apple a day, as we all do, and we are all wasting 30 percent of our apples at $1.30 per pound, that’s about $42 wasted per person per year—which is $13.2 billion annually, thrown in the trash or fed to pigs,” he writes.

Watch video of an individual consuming an entire apple:

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