Food Science

Why (and How) Does Produce Ripen?

Finding the perfectly ripe fruit is hard. We all know the drill: you buy some soft-ish peaches from the market and the next day they are moldy. You buy a cantaloupe and can’t tell if it is ready to eat until you cut into it. And who could forget the ever elusive avocado? Although it may not seem like it, ripening is, in fact, a science. Come with us as we dig into the wild world of climacteric..

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Food Science

The History of Citrus: You Crossed a What with a What?!

The tartness of a lemon, the sweetness of an orange. It’s hard to believe that these two contrasts come from plants that are so closely related, that if they were people, they’d be step-siblings. The story of citrus begins in the Miocene epoch, which was 23.3 - 5.3 million years ago and continues through today, where citrus is regarded as a staple all around the world, and in China, is still..

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Food Science

Meet the Prehistoric Creature Who Saved the Avocado

Whom do we have to thank for the propagation of avocado seeds all over the prehistoric earth? The strange, epically-large relatives of the modern-day elephant: the gomphotheres.

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Apeel News, Food Science

Help the World & Your Wallet with Apeel Asparagus

Most of us have heard the stat before: 40 percent of all food produced for consumption is lost or wasted before it can be consumed [NRDC]. And naturally, fruits and vegetables are discarded at much higher rates than other types of food because they’re highly perishable.

Especially asparagus.

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