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Amaize grain considered afruit becouse, It shares same fetures with ather fruits, forexample: it has two scars,etc


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I also agree that a green pineapple with no scent to it when you smell it is not a ripe pineapple. There are three ways to tell when a pineapple is ripe. If you wait a few days and it turns to a yellower color and if you sniff it and you can actually smell the pineapple and the leaves on top can be plucked without having to pull so hard, that's when a ...


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They are not different species (all nectarines belong to the species peach), they are different cultivars. It is normal for different cultivars of a fruit to look and taste different.


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Produce growers manipulate the plants until they find one with thick skins that can be transported, and picked green but will produce a nice color once on the shelves of the grocers. They are not cultivated for vitamin content nor taste, but just so they transport good and 'appear' good to the customer. Tomatoes are a particular letdown for me. Some ...


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You have fallen to false believe that fruits from Spain are grown on the fields. Where they are planted in soil by Jose and they go through full vegetation cycle under the Spanish sky. In fact, those tasteless fruits are probably from Almeria greenhouses. http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=4508 The seedlings are imported from other ...


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In addition to Max's answer, much UK supermarket fruits and vegetables are from varieties grown to have tough skins (so they don't damage in transit), have a long shelf life (so they can be transported long distances and won't go off in the shop), and don't easily bruise / spoil. UK consumers (at least according to supermarkets) care more about cosmetic ...


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We are planting tomatoes. Some outside in the garden, some in the glasshouse. Seeds are very same, soil, treatment, everything is same - except for the weather. The ones from glasshouse are lesser tasty compared with the ones from garden. But both outclass the ones from supermarkets. The reasons why the fruits and vegetables lack taste are: Picking up ...


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Non-native and out of season fruits and vegetables that are available in northern countries (e.g. UK, Canada) need to be shipped from far away and will be picked before they are naturally ripe (under the normal sun and heat and getting nutrients from the soil). They will ripen in controlled environments (UV lights, maybe controlled atmosphere and ...


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Yes. Freezing can change the texture of the berries, but if you're cooking them down to make jam with, it shouldn't matter. Some recipes using frozen berries suggest preparing the fruit for this purpose (adding lemon or crushing strawberries), others start with pre-frozen fruit that had no special jam-related preparation.


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I don't have more than a basic knowledge of chemistry and the information I have I translated from a German book on spices and seasoning. All errors are therefore mine. The book is basically a description of a huge amount of spices, herbs and other seasonings, as well as a description of the chemistry involved which leads to the taste. The difference in ...



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