Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: ripeness

  1. #1
    MA's Bionic Creation syntekz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    Posts
    4,756

    ripeness

    does how ripe a fruit is affect it's nutritional values?

  2. #2
    Party of "No." Tryska's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Posts
    23,191
    i would think the riper it is the higher the sugar content. although what that sugar is before it tastes sweet i'm not sure.

    where do you come up with stuff, man?
    A little learning is a dangerous thing...

    Live Dangerously! Learn a Little!


    Dude, did Doogie Howser just steal my fucking car?

  3. #3
    MA's Bionic Creation syntekz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    Indianapolis, Indiana
    Posts
    4,756
    I was eating a banana earlier and it got me thinking. (It wasn't ripe enough)

  4. #4
    Party of "No." Tryska's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Posts
    23,191
    well i think regardless it's gonna be carbohydrates, but perhaps the amount of sugar is what changes....(i'm presuming fructose)
    A little learning is a dangerous thing...

    Live Dangerously! Learn a Little!


    Dude, did Doogie Howser just steal my fucking car?

  5. #5
    Way below radar
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Location
    Somewhere between cognitive dissonance and the egocentric dilemma
    Posts
    4,375
    Tryska's right about the more ripe the fruit, the more sugar content...in general. I'm thinking "sweet" fruits like peaches, bananas, kiwis, etc.

    That's interesting what you said about the unripe banana, syntekz. I don't like bananas once they're truly ripe...too mushy/too sweet. I like them when they're still a little green. Different tastes for different folks, I guess...

    I could give all to Time except - except
    What I myself have held. But why declare
    The things forbidden that while the Customs slept
    I have crossed to Safety with? For I am There,
    And what I would not part with I have kept.

    --Robert Frost

  6. #6
    3:16
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Posts
    4,254
    the more ripe the fruit. the more starch that has converted to sugar.
    Mineral, fibre content will be about the same. some vitmain changes may occur, as a fruit get older some of the water soluble vitamins may be escape and be destroyed by sunlight as well. Thats why fresh-frozen veg kept at of light has better vit C levels than fresh veg in the supermarkets.
    But otherwise not much nutritional difference. though it will depend on climate and humidity as a dry hot day will allow for more water loss than a cold wet one. so this will effect water souble micronutrient losses.
    my exprience - joined gym 10 years ago, 6 1/2 years hard weight training exprience.

  7. #7
    Geordie The_Chicken_Daddy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Grace
    Posts
    6,187
    [random useless Robboe Information]

    Did you guys know that you shouldn't keep bananas near other fruit?

    It's cause the bananas realse some chemical that causes other fruits to ripen quicker and thus go bad quicker.

    that is all.

    [/random useless Robboe Information]
    "Geordie/'d3c:di/n. & adj. Brit colloq. n. 1 a native of Tyneside. 2 the dialect spoken on Tyneside. adj. of or relating to Tyneside, its people, or its dialect. [the name George + -IE]

  8. #8
    3:16
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Posts
    4,254
    Originally posted by The_Chicken_Daddy
    [random useless Robboe Information]

    Did you guys know that you shouldn't keep bananas near other fruit?

    It's cause the bananas realse some chemical that causes other fruits to ripen quicker and thus go bad quicker.

    that is all.

    [/random useless Robboe Information]
    <----me - puts bananas next to under ripe appples.

    cheers rob. now i can eat the apples tommorow.
    my exprience - joined gym 10 years ago, 6 1/2 years hard weight training exprience.

  9. #9
    Geordie The_Chicken_Daddy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Grace
    Posts
    6,187
    oh yes, and as the texas rattlesnake rightly pointed out, this can be used to your advantage.
    "Geordie/'d3c:di/n. & adj. Brit colloq. n. 1 a native of Tyneside. 2 the dialect spoken on Tyneside. adj. of or relating to Tyneside, its people, or its dialect. [the name George + -IE]

  10. #10
    3:16
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Posts
    4,254
    Originally posted by The_Chicken_Daddy
    oh yes, and as the texas rattlesnake rightly pointed out, this can be used to your advantage.
    well thats the bottom line as stone cold said so.
    my exprience - joined gym 10 years ago, 6 1/2 years hard weight training exprience.

  11. #11
    Party of "No." Tryska's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Posts
    23,191
    A little learning is a dangerous thing...

    Live Dangerously! Learn a Little!


    Dude, did Doogie Howser just steal my fucking car?

  12. #12
    bien bueno! Marcel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    here.
    Posts
    1,046
    If ya smeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeell what the Rock is
    c-o-o-k-i-n-g!!!!! The only reason to watch wwf is for the hot hunnies or to watch the Rock do the rock bottom on those foo's.

    Oh yea and greener bannanas taste better old brown mushy ones.
    "In the grand scheme of things, both things are quite superficial(obsessed with being muscular&ripped and incredibly strong). And yet lifting can teach you so much. My time at the gym--at least when I'm lifting--is invariably the high-point of my day. There aren't any questions; I almost don't even think. I go into an almost meditative trance-like state. Day-to-day worries become insignificant. I'm focused solely on the weight, and my reason for existence is clear. To move the bar and to improve on what I accomplished last time. Seldom are things so simple." - Blood&Iron

    "Most people cannot understand what burns in our blood, the gym is our addiction and iron is our drug. People don't understand why we commit hours a day to a goal where progress is so small it seems immeasurable, why we do cardio instead of watch TV, why eat 6 meals a day, why we insist on ordering diet soda or how we can drink skim milk. Most people will simply never grasp why we refuse to settle for a mediocre body." - Severed Ties

  13. #13
    The monkeys are listening Monkeybrains's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    England
    Posts
    116
    Yeah, I prefer them when they're slightly green.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •