Why do fruits and vegetables rot?

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Plants naturally produce compound known as ethylene to be used as a hormone. It stimulates growth and ripening, but also causes death and decay. Notice that placing fruit or vegetables in a bag hastens rot; this is due to the accumulation and re-absorption of ethylene.
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Why do vegetables rot?

Because of bacteria or dirt getting stuck to the food which causes mould. Write on my message board if you have any questions!

Why does fruit rot?

Fruit rots for two reasons. First, the fruit has been picked fromthe plant and cannot sustain itself for long after being picked, soit goes bad. It is also eaten away by micro

Why do fruit rot?

Fruit rots because it is a living thing that has a life expectancy.Fruit rots because other organisms decompose the fruit so that itcan safely return to the soil and provide n

Which rots faster vegetable or fruit?

Both fruits and vegetables give off ethylene gas as they ripen (or break). This natural occurrence, is self perpetuating, in that the more gas that is given off in a given are

Why is a vegetable a vegetable and a fruit a fruit?

A vegetable is any edible part of a plant, and can include roots, tubers, stems, leaves, flowers, and fruits. A fruit is the part of a seed-bearing plant that contains the s
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Does condesation cause vegetables to rot?

Yes, condensation can definitely cause vegetables to rot or spoil more quickly than they normally might. To help keep your vegetables fresher for a longer period of time, remo