Fruits are one of the most common foods consumed by human beings and animals because of their sweet taste. Apart from their sweet taste, Fruits are rich in vitamins and minerals which are important for the metabolism of cells in the body. Apart from fruits like Oranges, Apples and Guava, living organisms cannot eat unripe fruits because of their sour taste; this means that Fruits are best left to ripen in order to allow the sugars to activate and this improves the taste of the Fruits.
In the human society, the selling of Fruits in markets had become a lucrative business for Many traders and because of this, allowing fruits to ripen naturally is a slow process and this would create issues for businesses of people. This problem had led to many business people to use artificial substances such as Carbide, Insecticides and other chemicals to ripen Fruits faster and of course, these chemicals are harmful to the human body because the could lead to Cancer.
Despite the drawback there is a natural and health friendly way to ripen Fruits and it involves the use of Tomatoes and Apples. To ripen Fruits using Tomatoes and Apples,
1) Get a clean nylon bag without holes, dirt or punctures around it.
2) Get some Red Tomatoes and Apples and put them into the nylon bag.
3) Place your bananas or any other unripe fruit into the nylon bag and tie it up.
4) Allow the contents to stay for some hours and check at an interval of 2-3 hours. ( The ripening process of each fruits varies, soft fruits like Banana can ripen faster than hard fruits).
The combination of the Apple and Tomatoes releases a gas known as "Ethylene" and this gas is responsible for the ripening of fruits. You can use a paper bag if Nylon isn't available. Avocado pears can be used to support the release of ethylene gas.
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