WESTERN NEW YORK – Apples are covered in about 100 million bacteria and a new study suggest that many of them are healthy.
The research, conducted by Graz University of Technology, found apples are among the most consumed fruits world-wide.
During the study, scientists compared store-bought conventional apples with fresh picked ones.
They found bacteria in the stem, peel, flesh, and seeds.
Overall, both organic and conventional apples had a similar number of bacteria, most of the germs hide in the seeds.