UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) — Apples are widely available and loved by many fruits. In addition to options for every taste (sweet or sour, hard or soft), they have an impressive nutritional value due to vitamins and fibers.
But have you ever wondered which part of the apple is the most healthy?
A new study, published in the journal Frontiers in Microbiology, showed that the most beneficial bacteria for the intestines (and indeed) are found in seeds and pulp.
Thus, the widespread assertion that all the benefits of apples are concentrated in the peel has been disputed.
By the way, the researchers also looked to see if there is a difference in the bacterial “filling” of apples sold at the supermarket and apples offered at farmers’ markets .
It turned out that although all apples contain about the same amount of bacteria (about 100 million per 140 grams of apples), the bacteria in farm apples may be slightly better for us.
“Freshly picked apples contain a much more diverse, more even and crisp bacterial community,” commented Medical News Today lead author of the study, Gabriele Berg. And he adds that this diversity helps limit the growth of pathogenic bacteria, including E. coli and shingella.
Summarizing: you can cut the peel from apples if you do not like it, but you should buy local and seasonal apples when there is such an opportunity.
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