View Full Version : My organic apples have cancer?
08-10-2008, 10:13 AM
My organic apples have cancer. What is this white fungus growing internally around the seeds? I accidentally ate some of it, tasted really bad, but I didn't die yet...
Should I call trader joe's about this? I bought 5 organic fuji and pink lady apples the other day, all of them have this internal white fungus, even thou all the apples looked healthy on the outside, but around the seeds there is fungus!
Can't even buy decent organic food these days...pisses me off!
08-10-2008, 11:27 AM
That's not cancer; it's mold. And mold happens, especially to organic food. The reason for this is that organic food does not contain pesticides or preservatives. You should, however, be able to exchange the apples for new ones.
08-10-2008, 01:53 PM
Yes it has cancer. And the AIDS.
But seriously, have you ever had bad fruits or veggies before?
08-10-2008, 02:05 PM
Of course I've seen bad fruits & veggies before, but I've never seen white mold inside of an apple!
08-11-2008, 09:03 PM
I would definitely return them.
I don't know if he's just kidding -- by my husband has told me that when there are lots of black spots on apples, that's when they have "cancer". Hmph.
But yeah, if the TJ's is close enough that it makes sense, you could return or exchange them for sure.
08-12-2008, 11:41 PM
I have had the same thing before with Pink Lady apples. Over the winter, it was inside every pink lady, no matter what store I got them from. I stopped buying them for months, until I bought one at the beginning of summer. I hadn't had anymore problems again until last week...again the brown nasty spots and disgusting taste, and white stuff near the seeds. Sometimes the seeds even had some kind of a green sprout coming out of them...like something had caused the seeds to start sprouting IN the apple. Eeeew. No more pink lady apples for a while. Haven't had it happen with a Fuji yet.
08-12-2008, 11:51 PM
Just curious Life's a Joke and ManyLittles...were these (bad) apples locally grown? Or shipped from the outer reaches of the world? I do remember experiencing the white spots in apples that were not locally grown when I was less focused on my health. Wonder if this has something to do with the mold. Since I started shopping at farmer's markets, the mold issue has been almost non-existent for me.
08-14-2008, 05:12 AM
Hi, I bought mine from TraderJoe's, which I believe the apples said from Chile, can't remember exactly. They definitely wern't local. I should start going to more farmer's markets, but Trader Joe's has such good prices, and I'm not totally raw yet.
09-21-2008, 04:26 PM
I'm afraid that is not cancer. Since you appear to be buying your produce from far away, let me recommend that you find a nice local farmer's market. That is your best bet for delicious produce that will excite your taste buds.
09-21-2008, 04:56 PM
It's been my experience that fuji apples almost always have white mold in the centers. Organic or not. I was told that hybrid apples are especially susceptible to this mold, something to do with the seeds possibly being sterile. Almost all apples bought in grocery stores are hybrids.
Crazy Healer Lady
09-21-2008, 05:20 PM
Hi there! Yep, definitely mould. "Cancer" is when you see strange growths. Definitely go for the farmer's market - your health is worth the extra price. I would also return the apples.
The bit that made me reply is the apple seeds sprouting in the apple. I may be superstitious, but that's good luck! I've had that a few times, only without the fuzzy mould. Tomatoes that sprout in the middle taste better than any tomato I've ever had, and the apple sprouts are fantastic because you can plant them!
09-21-2008, 05:32 PM
Apples....I usually end up trimming so may have to do that to reap some of the benefits. Send them my way and I will take care of them nicely. Enjoy your apples.
If you saw my peach post from today, you would see I struck GOLD as the recipient of all the peaches that are too mushy and soft to sell. I may have some "cleaning up" but hey as long as the blessing happens, I'm in it. Maybe mine would be called a case of zits, but to me it's great. Continues till they are gone. Yahoo.
09-21-2008, 06:44 PM
Shop local and eat in season! :cool:
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