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What is the brownish region filled with tiny thread like structure on my Apple? [duplicate]

I was having my Apple, and just as I was eating it, I saw this, so what is it?
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White Mold on Apple Cider Vinegar, Salvagable?

I have been trying to make homemade vinegar for the past few months. I have successfully made apple cider vinegar, grape vinegar, pomegranate vinegar and so on. I recently put a new batch of apple ...
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Supermarket 'wonky apples'

My local Aldi supermarket in UK sells 'wonky apples' (from Poland). I understand that they might be misshapen or otherwise imperfect, but what variety of apple are they? I don't care what they look ...
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Firm vs. crisp vs. crunchy for apples

I see these terms used to describe apples on signage at markets and I'm wondering whether they are meant to imply different things and if so what? For example, this page uses the terms "firm"...
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How many mg of acetic acid are in 1 Goli apple cider vinegar gummy?

The label says "Apple Cider Vinegar (5% acetic acid) 500 mg". Does one gummy have 25mg of acetic acid or 500mg of acetic acid?
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Trouble with making Vegan Pastila

I've been trying to make Pastila from the following blog post. However, I can't eat egg whites, so based on a conversation I had in the comments, I was suggested to use aquafaba as a substitute. Here'...
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Found a single fruit fly inside my batch of apple cider vinegar. Should I throw it all away?

I'm making apple cider vinegar. I strained the scraps from the liquid and some time later, found a single fruit fly inside the jar. I took it off, but didn't throw it all away. It's been almost 5 ...
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Is it a mold in my scoby?

For the fist time in my life I make a apple cider vinegar and don't know anything about mold in the scoby. What I know is there is a mother that will formed in there process but I don't know if its ...
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Does soaking apples in baking soda for 15 minutes remove pesticides?

I read this on the internet. How can this be true when apples are waxed? Wouldn't the pesticide be under the wax? If anybody has any ideas how to get rid of both at the same time without using ...
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Why do apples bleed after soaking in boiling water for 10 seconds and what substance is it?

I was trying to remove the wax. I don't really know what kind of wax is used. It is not listed as an ingredient. That's a mystery for another day. Nor do I know if it is harmful to eat but I thought I ...
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What are these brown lines in my apple?

Any ideas on what’s going on in this apple? I cut into this apple and it had these small brown streaks. The apple itself was firm and looked good on the outside with no obvious spots or bruises. I ...
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Does washing an apple with cool water remove most of the wax and residue? [duplicate]

Livestrong: You'll remove most of the wax and residue by rinsing the apple under cool water Is this true? Ideally, I'd like for some actual scientific research that compares various methods for ...
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Benefits or effects of salt on fruit fruit cleanliness with regards to wax, pests, pesticides, insecticides, etc?

There's a language barrier here for context. I have heard from a family relative that they think using salt in the preparation of some fruits to be beneficial from a cleanliness perspective, which ...
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What kind of apple fermented drink did I just make?

I got this (dutch) recipe on Twitter a few months back. Translated it's called: apple with bubbles. I made it, and it was nice, simple process, and produced a nice summer style drink. But I was ...
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Why did the apple skins turn blue/purple-ish in my apple pancakes the next day?

Yesterday for dinner I made apple pancakes. I cut the apple into small pieces (with the skin on) and just put it into my pancakes batter. The skin was dark red. After cooking it, everything was ...
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Does storing an apple with potatoes prevent the potatoes from sprouting?

I don't know if this is an old wives tale because a Google search didn't bring me conclusive proof: in fact the top two results have exactly opposite answers on this question. Apparently both apples ...
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Am I on wrong track or is my Apple Cider gonna waste?

I am new to this forum. I am questions regarding ACV. But for this I am writing the complete scenario for understanding. Last year, I made ACV (watching some tutorials from YouTube) and ingredients I ...
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Adding sugar at the end of the mixture for apple bread

My apple bread recipe called for adding the sugar in with the sourcream, eggs and vanilla. I forgot to add the sugar until the dry ingredients and the apples were added. I added the sugar to the ...
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Can I cook my apple butter on high when it suggests low?

I am cooking apple butter in a slow cooker and the recipe calls for 1 hr on high and then 9 hours on low. My slow cooker only cooks on high.. Can I cook it on high for a shorter amount of time without ...
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How to make a more apple-y apple cider yeast bread

I would like to figure out how to make a strongly apple-flavored yeast bread I found a recipe for a yeast bread that I was quite happy with, which starts with the yeast in 2 cups of milk, then uses 1/...
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What specific sugars are found in apple cider, apple juice, and apple cider vinegar?

My wife has a chronic, not-very-well-understood GI condition that includes hyper-sensitivity to certain foods. We're looking to more information about the chemical composition of various foods for ...
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Baked Apple Fritter

I know I know I know... apple fritters SHOULD be fried. I'm just here asking for any tips or suggestions to as-close-as-possible obtain the next best thing by baking apple fritters in an oven. I'd ...
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Candy Apple Syrup Leftovers or ??/

I was thinking of making up the candy syrup and saving it to coat the apple later. I could take the candy syrup, and pour it on a buttered parchment paper, let it cool it bit and then blend a food ...
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How can I save apples pieces that became black? [duplicate]

Apple pieces became black very quickly. How can I save them?
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Difference between cooking apples and eating apples

What is the difference between cooking apples and eating apples? With so many varieties of apples to choose from, how to choose the apples that are suitable for baking and cooking.
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apple crumble for pie

My church assembles apple pies for sale on a Monday. Crusts are made ahead and frozen. Crumbs are made on Friday and refrigerated. This year the crumbs have become lump, hard, and almost impossible ...
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What are the best apples for juicing, and which ones should I avoid?

I make cider as a hobby, and I juice quite a lot of apples, and have tried quite a few types. I've noticed that some apples are great for juicing, and some are very poor. You generally get less ...
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Little maggots on top of my home-made apple cider vinegar, is it bad?

This was my first attempt at making apple-cider-vinegar at home. I did this all following a tutorial from YouTube. I simply cut a few apples and put them in a clean jar with sugar+water. I set the lid ...
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Preventing stickiness in Candy Apples

I cook the sugar to a hard crack stage 300. I have used some gel pigments after temp is reached. The candy coating is perfect for about 3 - 5 minutes and almost instantly begins to get sticky. I ...
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My Candy Apple is too brittle, how to prevent?

I am cooking the candy mixture to 302°F and dipping right away, but the candy seems to be brittle and not holding to the apple when you either cut into it or try and bite into it. How can I prevent ...
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How to fix a bitter jam? (Or use it?)

I had the ill thought of adding raw lemon to my apples jam (half for ~2.5lt, in other words half for blender load), it tastes inhumanly bitter. Apart from the level of acidity which can be fixed with ...
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Does allowing apples to brown before long cooking affect the final flavour?

While making an apple and smoked chilli chutney yesterday (based on the one in Jocasta Innes' Country Kitchen p.266 but hotter) I was thinking about the browning of apple flesh when exposed to air. ...
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Can anything be done with cooking apples that fall early?

Can anything be done with a large amount of cooking apples that have fallen early? They vary in size from golf ball to tennis ball but have fallen a couple of months before they would be expected to ...
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Black apple crumble!

I used the apple crisp recipe from Joy of Baking and I'm quite sure I followed it to the dot (didn't add blackberries, though, only apples). But for some reason, after I took it out, let it cool a ...
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Why do apples sometimes taste bitter?

I sometimes come across apples that taste very bitter (not sour like a granny smith, but more like tannin). This is maybe one in 10 or 15 apples. It doesn't seem to be restricted to a certain variety (...
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Dehydrating Apple Cider Vinegar?

Someone at Alcohol SE suggested that I post this question here: Dehydrating Apple Cider Vinegar? I've been experimenting with dehydrating apple cider vinegar I'd like to concentrate it and put it ...
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How do choose apple type in store?

It's hard for me to decide what apple I want to buy from all the different choices in a store. I can look at the colour, the size and maybe carefully feel if it's hard or soft, but that's it. This ...
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Shelf life of apples in muffins

Some muffin recipes incorporate sliced apples inside muffins. My question is, will these apple slices become either rancid or old-tasting inside the muffin while being stored inside the refrigerator?
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Is this a bad apple?

I cut my apple open this morning and found that it had an unexpected consistency emanating from the core. I couldn't find much about what's going on here other than maybe this is some kind of mold (...
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How long will this apple compote keep in the fridge? [duplicate]

How long will this apple compote keep in the fridge? http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/savory-apple-compote
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Caramel Apple cocktail garnish

I am a bartender who has little experience using caramel. I want to use caramel as a garnish by dipping dehydrated apple slices in it. How do I create a "dripping effect" on the dehydrated apple ...
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Does ripening banans in a bag with other fruit harm the other fruit?

Our office just got its first fruit shipment, which included an apology for the under-ripe bananas and the suggestion to put them in a brown paper bag along with an apple to speed up the ripening. ...
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Can Apples be Macerated before Pressing into Cider?

A friend lent me an old-fashioned cider press to use. I am planning to put a few dozen chopped up apples into it and then see how much juice I get, but I'm worried there won't be much. Would it help ...
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Can I cook apple peels in my applesauce in a cheesecloth bundle?

I like to include the peels when I make applesauce to get the benefit of the nutrients in the peels*, but I strain them out afterward for the sake of texture. This is a messy, sticky, time-consuming ...
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How to make a gooey apple pie?

I really love the gooey consistency of frozen pies. i would like to replicate that texture in my home made recipes. Does anyone know a method of preparing the filling that would accomplish this? I ...
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Can I double cook apple? When making, say, Apple Crumble?

I am new to cooking. I like to cook in batch because I want to come down to kitchen and pop something in microwave and return to my desk. I only like apples (Granny Smith) cooked, so I steam them, ...
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Why are my apple fritters too doughy in the center?

I'm making deep-fried apple fritters, and the recipe I am using has me drop them into oil as batter (a bit runny). Dropping them in as batter gives them the kind of crispy-bumpy outside I like. My ...
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Cleaning wax and pesticide from apple skin

I love apples. I like to eat them with skin as it has plenty of fiber in the skin. But apples are famous for wax and pesticides on the skin which I don’t want to ingest. I have read many articles on ...
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Baking apple roses in oven in France, which mark should I choose?

I'm baking some apple roses as described here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rGrwvEjZIQ and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKOla0-aW5o. Basically, it's apple-packed puff pastry plus some other ...
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How to not buy the bad apple?

I eat 2-3 apples a day and use them in various recipes - usually desert or pork related. I have found that I am literally terrible at picking out apples though and seem to be getting no better. ...
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