Wash off the pesticide. Apple tress thrive in most temperate climates, but since they are vulnerable to worms, scale, and other insects, they are usually sprayed with pesticides several times. Apples should always be washed carefully before eating; some experts even suggest peeling them, especially if they have been waxed. The wax itself is not a problem but it may prevent pesticide residues from being rinsed off.
- Low in calories and high in soluble fiber that help lower cholesterol.
- Packed with numerous phytochemicals such as quercetin that may help prevent heart disease and cancer.
- Apples enhance dental hygiene.
- Relatively low in nutrients.
- Skin may contain pesticide residues.