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