Friday, January 21, 2011

A Quick Tip: Ripening Fruits

I just had to post a picture of my fruit tower.  Though visually stunning with different shades of green represented, there is a method behind my madness.  The avocados and bananas aren't ripe yet so I arranged them above the apples.  Apples give off ethylene gas that causes them (and any fruit around it) to ripen.  This is part of the reason I don't store apples in the fridge, the ethylene gas will build up and cause them to over ripen (aka spoil).  Since gas rises I arranged my avocados and bananas above the apples allowing them to ripen faster than if they were left to their own devices.  

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