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colorless spots inside apples?
Posted by: shaine ()
Date: October 07, 2007 07:47AM

What is happening--when I bite into an apple sometimes, and there are these dappled pockets of clear areas in the fruit? do you know what I'm speaking of? They are still crunchy; it isn't a bruise, and they seem to taste alright. Just the whiteness is gone from them.

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Re: colorless spots inside apples?
Posted by: anaken ()
Date: October 07, 2007 09:07AM

. generally any discoloration like that - in my experience - is fermentation

. does it taste less sweet? like alcohol?

. if you don't notice much difference..I would not worry..a little fermentation is probably OK

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Re: colorless spots inside apples?
Posted by: jono ()
Date: October 07, 2007 09:15AM

I've noticed those weird clear spots too.

Invariably they are associated with clumpy whitish/light green mold growing in the core around the seeds.

I've also noticed strange brown areas at the base of bananas, and sometimes elsewhere on the banana. I think this is some form of mold too.

I wonder how many people notice these things...

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Re: colorless spots inside apples?
Posted by: Jgunn ()
Date: October 07, 2007 10:16AM

i had a plum the other day that the pit split in my mouth while i was sucking the flesh off it .. when i looked at the little seed inside it had started to sprout !

i was whoa ! coooooooooool ! grinning smiley

...Jodi, the banana eating buddhist

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Re: colorless spots inside apples?
Posted by: brome ()
Date: October 07, 2007 03:31PM

Those clear spots are sugar spots, areas of high sugar make them clear. IMO it is the best of apples that have them.

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Re: colorless spots inside apples?
Posted by: anaken ()
Date: October 07, 2007 10:28PM

. yeah..people often refer to the brown spots on bananas as 'sweet spots'. It really is the beginnings of fermentation, but like I mentioned, OK if it doesn't taste like alcohol.

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Re: colorless spots inside apples?
Posted by: brome ()
Date: October 08, 2007 10:46AM

In the apples I have had the clear spots were most definitely not fermentation. They were very healthy parts of very good firm apples, particularly good apples. Anaken must have found something different.

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Re: colorless spots inside apples?
Posted by: anaken ()
Date: October 08, 2007 12:58PM

. I don't think we are disagreeing.

. the life-cycle of fruit..is like a steep mountain.

. at the top, is peak ripeness, to the east is starch, to the west is fermentation

around the summit, is a 'fruitful window'

. so the sweetest spots are the spots just prior to fermentation, where the largest portion/percentage of carbohydrate is available.

you can have a good start going down the mountain, but pretty soon its freefall! lol

. enjoy

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Re: colorless spots inside apples?
Posted by: diamond dave ()
Date: October 08, 2007 05:26PM

Anaken,

Now THAT'S a response to hang your hat on. Wow!!!

David smiling smiley

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