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5 Everyday Fruits We’ve Been Eating Wrong Our Entire Life

It’s a primal and discomforting thing to hear you’ve been inefficiently eating something your entire life.

Fruits rarely change, and for the most part, there’s no wrong way to eat something if it ends up getting into your body and nourishing you when it counts. But for those looking to be the advantageous and excellent human they hopped out the womb to be, we’ve compiled 5 groundbreaking food hacks that’ll keep you eating fruits like a boss:

Like to eat your cherries already pitted? To get rid of those seeds, all you need is a glass bottle and some chopsticks (or anything strong enough to puncture the cherry):

 

How to eat an apple correctly:

 

How to get the seeds out of your pomegranate in seconds instead of hours:

 

We’ve been peeling bananas from the wrong end:

 

How to shuck those strawberries of those pesky leaves without using a knife and saving precious strawberry flesh:

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So Apparently, We’ve Been Eating Strawberries All Wrong

I love being wrong, even with something as trivial as eating a strawberry.

Throughout the course of my life, whenever I wanted a strawberry, I would slice down on the leafy end with a sharp blade, hoping to sever as little of the precious berry flesh as possible while still getting rid of the terrible-on-your-tongue leafs that plague the strawberry eating process.

Thanks to the Internet, I now know better. Much better. With the help of a straw, apparently all you have to do is insert the straw into the strawberry nose first, and keep pushing through until the cylinder pushes through the other end, essentially pushing the leaves and stem off in one slick maneuver. Any excess flesh can be sucked into your mouth, or spat out at an enemy.

I could have saved myself many-a-pound-of-strawberry-flesh had I learned this move when I was a child. Oh well, better late than never. Let all the ‘straw-berry’ and ‘I-been-doing-that-for-years’ comments start rolling in, I’ll just forward them all to my mom so she can read them…after all, this is more her fault than mine: