Level B - Tasty Tidbits

Extra Bite Solutions

Bite 3 - Food Safety and Science

 

3a. Green fuzzy stuff
Get some unripe pears, plums, peaches, or avocadoes, and place your moldy lemon in a paper bag with those fruits. A gas, called ethylene, is released by the moldy lemon, and it ripens the unripe fruit! Where do you suppose the saying "One rotten apple spoils the whole barrel" came from? Do your findings support this saying?
The rotten apple releases more ethylene gas, causing the rest of the apples in the barrel to ripen faster than usual, meaning they also will rot faster than usual.

 

3b. Make your own yogurt
All questions have either no right answer or involve personal feelings.

 

3c. Reheating leftovers
All questions have either no right answer or involve personal feelings.

 

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