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Commentary - Journal of Food Science and Nutrition (2021) Volume 4, Issue 3

Fruit ripening agents & harmful effects of artificial ripened fruits.

Food safety and health security ought to be prime considerations of any Government for its people. But still, most of the fruit sellers use chemicals like calcium carbide for ripening the fruits. This Chemical is highly dangerous to the human as it contains traces of arsenic and phosphorus. Though it's prohibited in several countries of the globe, it's freely utilized in some countries. Thus, we tend to are at a bigger risk of short-run in addition as long-run health effects just by intake fruits that are unnaturally ripe. Ripening agents speed up the method of ripening of fruits when they're picked before full ripening. A vital ripening agent is ethylene, an air like endocrine created by several plants. Many artificial analogues of ethylene are offered they permit several fruits to be picked before full ripening, that is beneficial since ripe fruits don't ship well. For instance, bananas are picked once inexperienced and unnaturally ripe when cargo by being exposed to ethylene.

Author(s): Ahmed Raza

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