Today, for profit, many vendors use chemicals to speed up the ripening of fruit. Here are some ways to identify ripe medicinal fruits that can be distinguished by the naked eye.
Ripe bananas have round skin, look outside, they are dark yellow, you can feel the softness of the fruit by squeezing lightly. While the banana is ripe due to the medicine, the outer yellow skin is very beautiful and eye-catching, but when squeezed, the banana feels awkward. 2. Rambutan Rambutan, when sprayed, will ripen early but quickly wither. Normally, the wilting process of rambutan takes place very quickly, only a few hours after being cut from the tree. The way to recognize sprayed rambutan is that the fruit has fresh branches and leaves, but the beard on the fruit is wilted and crumpled. Ripe rambutan trees will give fruit with healthy and fresh beard, so 2-3 days later, it still hasn’t wilted. 3. Mangosteen Ripe mangosteen has a very fresh stalk and ripens in patches, from the tip of the stem to the bottom of the fruit. For ripe mangosteen due to the medicine, it will have a black stem, when eaten, it will have a very sour taste. 4. Durian With durians that are forced to ripen by medicine or ripen naturally, users can identify by immediately looking at the stem and spines of the fruit when choosing to buy. If the peduncle is old withered, the spines are bruised, and the color is old, the fruit is cut when young and has been soaked or injected with drugs. And ripe durian trees have fresh stalks and spines, picking up the smell will feel the natural fragrance. 5. Dragon fruit Natural ripe dragon fruit has thin skin, dark red body while the spines on the fruit are beautiful. And ripe dragon fruit due to stimulant has a light red color, thorns on the fruit wither, thick skin, very light taste. 6. Mango Ripe mango trees will have fresh stalks, stretchy skin, and ripe pieces extending from the stem to the tail and from the abdomen to the back of the fruit. The more ripe fruits will have a deep yellow color and the flesh will be soft. Ripe mangoes due to the use of stimulants often ripen unevenly, with alternating green stripes, and easily bruised. 7. Papaya Ripe papaya trees are often long fruits, heavy in hand, evenly ripe, soft, with sticky plastic stalks. These fruits are sweet and fragrant, few seeds, thick and soft flesh that can be easily scooped with a spoon. With ripe papaya due to drugs, they will be golden yellow, smooth skin, when pressed, there is no settlement. When peeled, there is still a lot of plastic, when eating, the intestines are not soft, but the taste is very light. 8. Butter The ripe avocado will be bitter. Many people think that avocados are bitter due to scraping the green part close to the skin, but with delicious ripe avocados, even if you scrape all the flesh to the skin, it is still not bitter, even the outside flesh is very fatty and greasy. To tell if an avocado is young or old, look at its stem, if the stem is large, it means the avocado is young. Therefore, it is important that you choose ripe and fresh avocados. Do not touch the soft fruit, because it has spoiled, at least no longer has a delicious taste. Squeeze gently, if it feels a bit soft but still firm, not squeaky. Or you can click on the stem, find it a bit soft, then choose, even if the other part is not soft, because it will gradually ripen towards the tail (but should only be eaten when the fruit is fully ripe). A delicious ripe avocado has a glossy but still slightly rough skin, firm hand. 9. Jackfruit Jackfruit is one of the most drug-induced “ripe” fruits on the market today, so how to recognize it is also quite easy. If the jackfruit is not old, has sharp, dense and bright outer thorns, but the inside is ripe, it must have been “ripened” by medicine. In addition, the area near the stalk of the jackfruit fruit (the usual place to inject the ripe stimulant) will be mushy, while the tail of the fruit has just ripened. Natural ripe jackfruit will have characteristics such as enlarged spines, yellow-green, gray-gray and ripen evenly from the stem to the bottom of the fruit. ten. Labels Longan fruits that are sprayed with sulfur for long-term preservation often have a uniform, glossy, round skin without natural lumps. When eaten, longan pulp is crunchy, hard, and has no characteristic sweet taste and odor. black hot. 11. Coconut Coconuts are often “enchanted” to turn into “genuine” Siamese coconuts to increase profits for sellers. Chemical sugar, fragrance chemicals are injected through the germ hole on the top of the coconut, turning the sour young coconut water into sweet or white coconut, just soak the coconut in water and add a little Javen. 12. Cherry Australian cherries have a slightly darker red color, crunchy and sweet, while Chinese cherries are softer, lighter, and more brackish. When buying cherries, try to put them in a plastic bag and hold them for a while, then open them and smell them. If there are residual chemicals, there will be a slightly pungent smell. 13. Sapodilla To make sapodilla more eye-catching, sellers often soak the fruit through a solution that is said to be iron powder mixed with water. The dark yellow sapodillas have been soaked in iron powder, while the sapodillas still see green veins through the thin skin and are not soaked.