Good bacteria is good for you. Apples carry a lot of bacteria -- about 100 million bacteria, many of which are healthy.
Some apple know-it-alls swallow the core along with the sweet meat and peel. They get extra fiber, flavonoids and flavor. New research finds they also ingest about 10 times more bacteria than people who discard the core. If you want to "keep the doctor away," go organic. A new study, which was published in Frontiers in Microbiology says organic apples have a more diverse group of germs than the conventional and so could be healthier for us to eat.
There are a lot of apples in the U.S. - so eat up. There won't be a shortage. 83 million were grown last year!