Situation: When you want to travel, you open the refrigerator door and pick up a fragrant and delicious apple to use when you are hungry on the road, but unfortunately you forget one important thing, and that is washing apples. You must think that you clean it with your clothes and then eat it, but this way of thinking is wrong.
Things to worry about: Apples may look bright and clean at first glance, but they are not. If you can look at it under a microscope, you will notice that biting a sitting apple means eating the toxins and chemicals that are on it.
Worst thing that can happen: Obviously the worst thing that can happen is the presence of pathogens on it that will enter the body by eating a sitting apple. People who do not have a healthy immune system can get the disease by eating the same apple. As you know, it takes a long journey from the farm to the house for the apple to reach you. In this way it may have been in contact with harmful microorganisms. According to studies by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 9 million people become ill each year from eating contaminated food, with fruits and vegetables accounting for 46 percent of the disease. Pathogens such as E. coli, Salmonella, Listeria, and Norovirus can cause diarrhea and fever, or kidney failure and urinary tract infections.
But pathogens are not the only problem: an apple falling from a tree may also come in contact with animal feces. According to studies, apples are also one of the products on which many pesticides remain.
Studies at Tennessee State University show that a vegetable drawer is the dirtiest part of your refrigerator-freezer and may contain a lot of bacteria. Do not think that sitting organic apples can be healthy. Its less polished surfaces can also exacerbate existing problems. Organically grown apples may have many cavities for insects and other organisms. Therefore, bacteria can move from the outside to the inside.
What will happen? The good news is that I have never heard of anyone getting sick from the bacteria on apples. Studies show that wiping an apple with a paper towel can kill the bacteria on it. However, washing vegetables and fruits has always been a great option for eliminating pathogens and pesticides. It can be said that washing apples with hands and running water is the best way to clean them.