fruits artificial ripening and it'ssweetness

Friends, It is indeed nice to know and learn from the contribuition made by fellow citizens thru this forum.

Now a days it is observered that all of a sudden sice last few years, the WATER MELON, PAPPAYA etc ; so sold are so sweet, why what happened ? has the seed been genetically modified or Biotechnology has developed to produce the sweetness in such fruits, same is not seen in mangoes, bananas, even many variety of grapes, Mossambi, Oranges. Some fruits are naturally sweet some may be man made sweet.


THERE IS NO CHECK ON THIS BY ANY AGENCY AND NO ONE BOTHERS ALSO. EVEN SOME CHEMICALS are used for changing color, weight of the fruits.( zibrelic acid and many such chemicals we will never come mto know) and have doubt whether any auhorities have such information that they have published thru various media in the public interest?

Ram Bharose.

Jai Hind

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Natural ripening is desirable instead of fruits artificial ripening and improving sweetness more  
Dear All, There is general information on Identification of Calcium carbide Ripened fruits – Quality Parameters Types of fruits Artificially ripened fruit by Calcium carbide Naturally ripened fruit Weight per fruit Fair Good Texture Not very attractive but uniformly coloured Attractive but not uniformly covered Aroma Mildly good Good Firmness Fair Fair Taste In-core sour, mildly pleasant Sweet, pleasant Shelf life Shorter, black blotches appear Longer on the skin of the fruit on the skin of the fruit in two to three days Precautions to be taken by the consumers –  Wash the fruits thoroughly before consumption under potable running water for few minutes, so that the chemicals are washed away.  While eating mangoes and apples, it is better to cut the fruit into pieces, rather than consuming them directly.  As far as practically possible, peel off the fruits before consumption. Also there is a book released by FSSAI on Detect Adulteration through Rapid Test (DART), which gives simple test to be done at home to detect adulteration. You can download this book at more  
Can FSSAI devise simple tests ,which can be done at home , which can detect artificially ripened fruits and also detect adulteration in foods. more  
There is no substitute for natural produce. The more we tamper with nature, the more detrimental it is. more  
Would like to see more comments of experts who have domain knowledge. A very important issue has been raised by mr. Vyas. more  
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