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Old 09-19-2009, 05:30 PM
Fang Fang is offline
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What are the brown splotches inside my apples?

I bought some honeycrisp apples today, cut open the first one and saw the brown splotches in this picture (they look browner in real life, somewhat reddish in the picture due to the flash). I cut in at several points and saw the same thing. I didn't eat it since that sort of freaked me out.

I also cut open another one, ate a bit, then noticed on my next slice that the second one contains some of these brown patches as well (but smaller and fewer). What are these? Are the apples OK to eat? The patches don't have any particular texture, maybe a bit softer than the rest of the apple but not really. It smells normal and the outside looks fine.