What are artificial ripeners?
Fruit ripening depends on the season and attracts birds, animals and humans. The skin color changes with change in pigment. During natural ripening, the starch breaks down to sugar. Enzyme amylase hydrolases starch to sugar and pectin. Pectin is the substance that keeps fruit hard and eventually with ripening fruit pulp starts getting soft. Such ripened fruit cannot be stored for longtime. This is the reason farmers pluck fruits raw. The natural ethylene helps fruits to ripe. When the fruits are not ripened farmers take help of artificial ripeners.
What these artificial ripeners do?
Artificial ripeners will accelerate ripeneing process and will bring color changes. While doing so, they also change the composition of the ingredients.
Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: July 24, 2019