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Name: Pam H.
Status: other
Age: 40s
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Date: 3/4/2004


Question:
Why does fruit go bad?


Replies:
Micro-organisms, fungi, insects, and natural chemical oxidation contribute to the spoilage and decay of fruits.

For more info:

http://www3.telus.net/everydaychemistry/preserves.html

Anthony Brach, Ph.D


The definition of a fruit is something that bears a seed. The seed is protected in the fruit. The fruit needs to be able to somehow release the seeds so that a new generation can be made. So fruits have enzymes and other mechanisms that cause them to rot so that the seeds can be released.

Van Hoeck



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