In general, it takes around 50 hours for fruit to completely digest and move through the entire digestive tract. However, sugar from ingested fruit can move from the digestive tract to the bloodstream in only 15 minutes, particularly if the fruit is taken as juice.Know More
The glycemic index indicates how long it takes for sugars from a fruit to be absorbed and start to affect blood sugar levels. The higher the glycemic index, the faster the sugar is digested. Bananas have a very high glycemic index and grapefruits have a low one.
The time required to digest foods is also affected by the composition of the meal. For example, a meal rich in fat, fiber and protein delays gastric emptying.Learn more about Fruits & Veggies
Fruit decomposes because bacteria, fungi, and other micro organisms invade the fruit and secrete enzymes that cause rotting. Hastening the rotting process along with enzymes that occur naturally in the fruit, the success of these organisms and enzymes is also influenced by environmental factors like oxygen and water.Full Answer >
One fruit or vegetable that begins with the letter "X" is the xigua. Other examples of fruits or vegetables that begin with an "X" include the xylocarp and ximenia.Full Answer >
Everyone digests bananas slightly differently, though on average it takes two to three hours to digest completely. The high fiber content in bananas makes them ideal as a fruit that is easy to digest and eat during any time of the day.Full Answer >
Dragon fruit, otherwise known as pitaya, are native to Mexico. The plant is now cultivated in locales as diverse as Cambodia, Thailand, Taiwan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Indonesia and Bangladesh.Full Answer >