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Posts tagged fruits

December 3, 2013

 

A table spread with fresh vegetables and herbs.

Matters of Taste

Bred to be tastier, modern produce has lost much of its healthy green goodness.

September 11, 2013

 

a collection of bananas, some with brown spots

When Good Bananas Go Bad

Have you ever wonder why bananas seem to go bad so quickly?

July 5, 2013

 

green, yellow, and red peppers

Are All Antioxidants The Same?

I've heard a lot about how antioxidants can help prevent disease. Does that mean that I should eat as much antioxidant rich foods as possible?

February 14, 2013

 

a basket of apples

Why Am I Still Hungry?

You've just snacked on rice cakes. Why are you still hungry?

October 6, 2009

 

A fridge stocked full of food.

Why We Refrigerate Fruits and Vegetables

Everyone knows you should put spinach and berries in the refrigerator, but how do cooler temperatures keep most fruits and vegetables from spoiling rapidly?

January 2, 2006

 

watermelon_seeds

Seed Swallower

Mmm, there's nothing like a fresh slice of watermelon until, oops, you just swallowed a seed!

March 31, 2005

 

Food of Many Colors

Variety in color stimulates our appetites. The more colors thrown together, the more we eat. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

May 24, 2004

 

Watering the Vegetables

Ever been inadvertently sprayed with water as you reached into the vegetable bin at the grocery store? What's the point of spraying fruits and vegetables?

March 19, 2004

 

Good News: Hot Chocolate Is Good for Your Heart!

Good news: Hot chocolate is good for your heart! Learn about all the beverages that help prevent cancer and heart disease, on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

A possum sits perched in a tree and eats a cracker.

Playing Possum

Playing dead doesn't seem like much of a strategy, but it works for the opossum, commonly known as the possum.

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