Study Shows That One Apple Carries About 100 Million Bacterias
So they say, "an apple a day keeps the doctor away" but after hearing how many bacterias are on one single apple it definitely makes you question if its all just a myth. Philly Voice reported that one single apple can possibly have 100 million bacteria cells. Yes, you read that correctly. 100 million bacteria cells. Wow!
The question is, are all of the bacterias just on the skin of the apple or somewhere else as well? According to Frontiers in Microbiology, it is not on the skin. It’s actually on the seeds. Fruit pulp and seeds are "hot spots" for most fruit bacterias, leaving the peel with a lot less bacteria.
It was also reported on Philly Voice that the 10 million bacterias found on apples are "healthy, diverse bacteria to populate the human gut, according to scientists at Graz University of Technology in Austria."
Just so you know, a lot of these bacterias are actually not bad for you. Phillyvoice.com mentioned that organic apples carry bacterias that are a lot healthier than conventionally managed apples.
If you are a germaphobe now you know, not all bacterias are bad.