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Old 01-31-2017, 08:31 PM
Ludovic Ludovic is offline
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Originally Posted by Atamasama View Post
I have trouble seeing a hungry peasant taking an apple, squeezing out the juice, and discarding all of the fiber, calories, and other nutrition you'd receive from eating the apple.

Though England seems to be more cider-crazy than the rest of the world so maybe English peasants were like that.
But apples all get ripe at the same time. There's only so many apples you can eat in the 1 or 2 month span, max, in which they're available and not rotten yet. Unless you make cider out of the remainder, then you'd be missing out on the non-caloric nutrients, but you'd be extending the shelf life of the remaining calories substantially.