Identifying artificially ripened fruits

Artificially ripened fruits identification

Artificially ripened fruits identification

Here are few examples to distinguish fruits that are artificially ripened

  • Mangoes: Uniform yellow color, milder aroma, not juicy, burning sensation in mouth & artificially ripened fruits will float in water.
  • Banana: Will have green stalk and no brown spots on the lemon yellow skin
  • Apple: Less sweet, more green, hard, less or no aroma
  • Papaya: Uniform color, patches and unnaturally bright color. Inside pulp hard and tasteless, not sweet, less juice
  • Guava:  Guava fruits looks like sun burnt skin, discolored pulp, tasteless, not sweet
  • Watermelon: Chemically treated melon after 2 days will ferment faster and oozes with extreme red color inside
  • Oranges: Skin of the oranges that are sold during winter might have dyed.
  • Tomatoes: Apart from finding wax on the surface to keep it fresh and shiny, artificially ripened tomatoes can be seen in the market with uniform skin and tasteless
  • Avocado: Inside will be white, pulp cannot be removed easily
  • Chikkoo: With chikko (sapota) outside skin appears soft and brown, inside pulp hard with white latex and tasteless

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Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: July 24, 2019

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