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soft spots on apples?

cbrunelle Feb 1, 2010 07:09 AM

Does anyone know if slightly soft spots on apples are unsafe to eat? I cook an apple into my oatmeal, and it occurs to me that it really wouldn't be noticeable in the final product if I didn't cut off the soft spots. We're talking just slightly soft, slightly darker spots here- nothing rotting.

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  1. Cherylptw Feb 1, 2010 07:15 AM

    Its not unsafe; it may not taste as good but as long as the apple is not molded then it's safe to eat

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      cheesecake17 Feb 1, 2010 08:58 AM

      it's fine. if it bothers you, just cut it out with the tip of a paring knife..

      1. visciole Feb 1, 2010 09:46 AM

        Even if it were practically rotting it would not be unsafe, it just wouldn't taste good. You'll have no problem at all. Good idea to use it in oatmeal -- that way you don't have to waste it!

        1. gansu girl Feb 1, 2010 11:16 AM

          What everyone else has said is true - it's just the taste that might not be so good. In my house growing up, when we had yicky looking apples (most often as a result of over-zealous picking at the orchard) in the fridge, it was time to make applesauce! A little cinnamon, butter & sugar makes everything right.


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            cbrunelle Feb 1, 2010 03:50 PM

            Thanks, all! That was what I was hoping to hear. If I were eating an apple plain, I would probably take the time to cut out the soft spots, but I know I"ll never notice them in oatmeal. This will make the morning apple chopping quicker.

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