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What chemical changes occur in fruit during the ripening process?

Question: Fruit tastes very different when it is ripe compared to when it is not ripe. What chemical changes occur in fruit during the ripening process? 226 more words

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Banana: cause or cure for constipation?

Bananas are high in potassium, vitamin B6 and magnesium. But some of us avoid them because of digestion problems. You’ll hear different expiriences, as some people say it can fasten their metabolism, and some that can’t empty their stomach for days. 338 more words



purple outside.  green in.

the turning of colour.


not yet.  not.



I lie among the fallen figs

the sweet dropping time

of our synchronous lives

come from soils and seeds

shared in common

that fruit and this flesh… 62 more words


Nature's Details

“The beauty of the natural world lies in the details.”

~Natalie Angier (1958- ) author and Pulitzer-prize winning science columnist for the New York Times… 27 more words


Save your winter squash (at least for a while)

Have you ever noticed how long winter squash keep? Have you ever wondered what’s going on inside their colorful shells during storage? The answer is a lot. 67 more words


Bag that Green Tomato

The sweet taste of summer was alive and well in our house this week. It’s November and we have no business eating fresh heirloom tomatoes, but there they were bright, shining and sweet. 195 more words