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Are chemicals used to ripen fruit in developing countries harmful to the health of consumers?

To answer my last point first, I checked a local shopping site (which sells EVERYTHING), and 'karbit' or 'carbide' is indeed often not carbide at all. Ethephon Several sellers sold 'karbit' which was ...
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Do certain fruit combinations ripen faster?

Ethylene definitely has a role in the ripening of fruit. Ethylene and fruit ripening is a scientific paper that discusses the chemical mechanisms of ripening fruit. From the paper: The ripening of ...
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Are fruits better than processed fruit juices?

Broadly yes, You lose most of the fibre present in the fruit, fibre is important for digestion and likely has other benefits (http://www.nhs.uk/chq/pages/1141.aspx?categoryid=51), it also helps slow ...
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Has selective breeding increased the sugar level of fruits?

Yes. Temperate Fruit Crops in Warm Climates at page 178: A general objective in most breeding programs is higher sugar content See Survey of Food and Nutrition Research in the United States, which ...
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Do certain fruit combinations ripen faster?

In re [Sklivvz:] Guys, I'm challenging a widely repeated claim and provide a few examples. A scientific study of the ripening effects of apples or bananas is enough to answer it. I really really don'...
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Does blending fruit affect the fibre to make you hungry again faster?

It appears that this is an area of dispute amongst the experts, and I don't believe the research supports any bold claims. For example, in 2016 Mother Jones interviewed Robert Lustig, who has been ...
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Is this fruit naturally shaped like a woman?

This has been pretty well debunked by Snopes. If such a flower or fruit actually exists outside of folklore, it's unknown to botanists. We haven't found reference to such a plant in any handbooks ...
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