Questions tagged [fruit]

Refers to the culinary definition of fruit: a sweet and/or seed-containing part of a plant that roughly resembles a botanical fruit, even if it is not a seed-containing botanical fruit.

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Black spots while ripening store brought mangoes by paper [duplicate]

I live in Delhi where most retail mangoes are ripened using carbide. Therefore, certain stores sell unripe mangoes which are supposed to be ripened before eating. One method that is popular is ...
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Why did Honey Kiss Melon from the U.S. sting my mouth?

On June 1, I bought three Sugar Kiss melons in the USA. When I got home, I washed them under tap water and used EcoMax Hypoallergenic Fruit & Veggie Wash, to try to wash away any COVID19 viruses ...
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How can I tell whether a jackfruit has yellow or orange flesh by looking at the exterior of the jackfruit (i.e., without opening it)?

I prefer jackfruit with orange flesh over jackfruit with yellow flesh. How can I tell whether a jackfruit has yellow or orange flesh by looking at the exterior of the jackfruit (i.e., without opening ...
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How can I assess how sweet the water of a young coconut in husk will be before buying/opening the coconut?

How can I assess how sweet the water of a young coconut in husk will be before buying/opening the coconut? Example of a young coconut in husk:
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Is there a way to cut fruit ahead of time (prep) and avoid browning or changing the flavor? [duplicate]

Recently, I purchased a lot of meal prep containers. I want to keep my refrigerator organized, so I've been measuring food ahead of time. When it comes to fruits, some are easier to prep than others. ...
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Adding fresh fruit to a non fruited banana bread

I have a banana bread recipe that I love. I want to add other fresh fruit and nuts or chocolate to it. Do I need to adjust the other ingredients to take into account these additions?
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Orange juice preservation by chemical presevatives

How much Sodium Benzoate should I add to preserve 200ml Orange juice?
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Pulled Pork Jackfruit

When cooking jackfruit for “pulled pork” from canned young green jackfruit, do you cut off the core from the rest of it or just braise it till tender?
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Why didn't guava ripen after being stored in the fridge?

I'm fairly new to guava, and was thinking it was strange that the color of the guava didn't change after leaving them out for a week so I could eat the other pack. The guava turned brown on the ...
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I found a tamarind that was mostly powder, how do I avoid buying these?

As someone new to tamarind I'm learning new things about the fruit, and discovered something off in one (it was hallow with some black powder inside). Why did this happen, and how can I avoid ...
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Will pomegranate arils self suspend at different levels in Jello?

Rather than having grapes suspended in Jello I'm trying to suspend pomegranate arils, but the Jello hasn't begun to firm up after about 1.5 hours. I've noticed some floated to the top, and some sank ...
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What are these brown lines in my apple?

Any ideas on what’s going on in this apple? I cut into this apple and it had these small brown streaks. The apple itself was firm and looked good on the outside with no obvious spots or bruises. I ...
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Benefits or effects of salt on fruit fruit cleanliness with regards to wax, pests, pesticides, insecticides, etc?

There's a language barrier here for context. I have heard from a family relative that they think using salt in the preparation of some fruits to be beneficial from a cleanliness perspective, which ...
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Can you freeze whole pomegranates to save them?

I recently purchased a whole case of pomegranates, and it's getting hard to stand after doing 10 in a day, so can I safely freeze them whole to preserve the quality of the fruit?
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Why does the pineapple always ripen/soften from the base?

As per the consensus under this post, lacking ethylene the pineapple softens but not ripens after picking. But it seems even before or right after picking the pineapple is ripe only at the bottom. ...
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What could it be the white fatty substance I found in raisins?

Hi, as you can see in the pictures, strange white, fatty substance collects in raisins irregularities. May it be something natural origin or could it be that producer dumped these in palm oil to make ...
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How to store fresh figs

How do I store fresh figs so that they stay good as long as possible? I frequently experience that they get moldy within a few days after purchase, even when storing them in the refrigerator. I ...
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Avocado hard and grey inside

I had a batch of avocados from the supermarket, as I normally do. I often have 3-5 days before they're past the point of being edible. This batch was not more that 2 days old, and three out of five ...
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How to de-seed a watermelon?

It’s summer and watermelon time. I know how to pick a good one (pro tip: a good greengrocer who has preselected the best batch on wholesale market). Then I cut myself a nice fat slice - and the ...
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How long can fruit macerate in the fridge?

I have begun to macerate pitted cherries in sugar and lemon juice. Due to some issues, I've had to leave them macerating for 2 days before I cook & can them for jam. Will the macerated fruit be ...
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How to add fruit puree into yogurt without making it too liquid?

What is the best way to flavor our yogurt with fruit puree without making it too liquid? I desire its consistency would be like the store bought one. Another question: can we preserve yogurt that has ...
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How can I clean utensils (e.g., knives) used to cut longkongs?

After using utensils to prepare/eat longkongs, the utensils are very sticky (by far stickier than for any other types of fruit that I have tried so far). I tried to use soap and dishwashing liquid, as ...
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How to extract flavour from fruit without heating it or using alcohol?

I am curious to know, how fruit syrups and flavours are made commercially and how we can extract the maximum, true flavour of a juicy fruit (such as oranges or apples) as well as denser and less juicy ...
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When to wash fruits and vegetables?

I was always told to wash fruit and vegetables right before eating or cooking them, and not earlier. This is supposedly intended to "keep them fresh" or "keep them safe from bacteria" (depends on the ...
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How does liquefying fruit compare to eating them whole?

I peel my fruits, quarter them, then hurl in my Vitamix blender. I don't filter or remove anything besides the rind. I'll call them liquefactions, as juice usually filters something. I often can't ...
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How does one alter a recipe that calls for one fruit with another fruit of differing water content?

For example, I often make banana bread. I'd like to effectively keep the same recipe but use pumpkin instead. Bananas are ~72% water while pumpkins are ~90% water, and roughly a 20% increase in water ...
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Fruit leather sticking to parchment paper

Having some trouble making strawberry fruit leather for the first time. I'm pureeing frozen strawberries in orange juice then spreading the puree on parchment paper that I put on a pan. I then put it ...
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Can salted butter be used to make lemon curd?

The recipe I want to use to make lemon curd specifically calls for unsalted butter, while many other recipes I've looked at either also specify this, or simply say 'butter', making me unsure whether ...
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What was this pickled vegetable which I was served at a middle eastern restaurant?

I was eating at an Iranian/Persian restaurant and they brought a bowl of pickles to the table. Among them was the usual wild cucumber, green tomato, pink turnip, etc. but there were also several ...
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Does the nitrogen-based cryogenic freezing technology work equally well for all durian types, or only for a few types?

Does the nitrogen-based cryogenic freezing technology work equally well for all durian types, or only for a few types?
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Washing fruit after cutting?

Today, I cut up some pineapple. On the bare fruit that was left after cutting, there was residual pieces of the skin, so I washed the pineapple. To me, it seemed like I was washing off juice from the ...
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can you make marmalade using sous vide?

Since making marmalade involves cooking fruit and pectin and juices at a particular temperature for a specified amount of time, can you use sous vide to mimic this process and make and can marmalade ...
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Rescuing contaminated home made jam - possible?

I had a bash as making some home-made 'apple & blackcurrant' jam today and had reached the stage of testing to see if it had reached 'setting point'. I asked my partner to spoon a bit of the jam ...
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How to neutralize candied glacé strawberry and kiwi

I have 200 gm of candied glacé strawberry and 200 gm of candied glacé kiwi. I cannot eat it, as it has too much sugar for me. Is there a way to neutralize the candied strawberry and kiwi?
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Using the Fruit soaked in vodka [closed]

Does anyone have recommendations on using the fruit that has infused vodka? Can you bake with it or reuse it in any other way?
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How to tell when a soursop is ripe

I purchased a soursop at the grocery store recently, because it sounded interesting and tasty. I tried to make a smoothie with it, but it tasted very bitter and the fruit was very hard and crispy. ...
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Can I use freeze dried fruit in a Sangria mix?

I want to make a few little gifts for some friends, and I had the idea of creating little bottles of all the things needed for different drinks. I was hoping that people would be able to hold on to ...
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What would be a good sub for pineapple, any other fruit or veggie for a strawberry pineapple mint salsa

I need to sub pineapple with something else, im highly allergic to it.
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Fruit identification - Fruit bought in China

Does anyone know what this fruit is? I bought some from a lady in Yangshuo, China. It’s sweet and crunchy. Tastes a bit like an apricot mixed with a peach... Fruit and seed shown in picture. I have ...
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Pears caused uneven bake - how to stop this?

I baked a gingerbread cake following a recipe which seemed fairly typical for gingerbread. The instructions included slicing a pear and pinwheeling it across the top of the batter. I ended up over-...
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Prosciutto and Cantaloupe

Here's a pic of an appetizer I'd like to replicate. Can you tell me how to slice the prosciutto and cantaloupe and plate it? Thanks
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Can fresh citrus juice be reduced to concentrate flavor?

Does reducing fresh citrus juice increase its flavor and will the flavor be damaged if it is reduced too far?
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What's this orange jelly on pomelo?

I was peeling my pomelo when I noticed this orange gelatinous substance between slices. No other places were found and the fruit looks good from inside. Is it safe to eat?
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How can I package durian flesh so that its fragrance cannot be detected?

How can I package durian flesh so that its fragrance / smell cannot be detected? I tried to package some durian flesh using several layers of ziplocs followed by several layers of plastic bags but it ...
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alternative of vinegar for preventing fruits from turning black? [duplicate]

We use vinegar to prevent fruit from turning black.When we don't have vinegar what alternative is used to prevent fruits from turning black.
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Why does unpeeled fruit rot?

Generally, pathogens does not enter into fruits even if plant is irrigated with contaminated water (Link). Hence , an unpeeled fruit should not have pathogen inside to rot it. Why does then an ...
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How to efficiently separate bad from good pomegranate arils?

I've read about various techniques to get arils out of a pomegranate, including from this StackExchange site ( e.g. how to peel a pomegranate efficiently? ), but a problem that continues to vex me is ...
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Difference between cooking apples and eating apples

What is the difference between cooking apples and eating apples? With so many varieties of apples to choose from, how to choose the apples that are suitable for baking and cooking.
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Uses for tzimbalo fruit of varying ripeness?

First post! I like growing unusual fruit, but I'm a bit of a cooking novice, especially when it comes to fruit. We've just ripped out our tzimbalo (Solanum caripense) plants for the season, and now I ...
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How to preserve custard apple?

The shelf life of custard apple is very short and also it is very delicate. How can I keep it fresh for a longer time? Till now I have tried freezing it and also keeping it in a air tight box but they ...

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