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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decomposition

Decomposition is the process by which organic substances are broken down into simpler ... Decomposition begins at the moment of death, caused by two factors: autolysis, .... Each frame is approximately 12 hours apart, as the fruit shrivels and becomes ... Warmth determines the speed of plant decay, with the rate of decay ...

www.leaf.tv/articles/what-makes-fruits-vegetables-rot

From the moment a fruit or vegetable is harvested, it begins to decay. ... The bacteria, molds and yeasts that cause spoilage in plant foods need water and ...

chestofbooks.com/food/science/Eating-To-Live/How-And-Why-Fruits-Decay.html

The riper fruit gets, short of decay, the sweeter it gets, not because the cane sugar ... Different species of fungi cause this rotting of the fruit, and the three ...

wonderopolis.org/wonder/why-does-food-rot

When food is harvested, either in the form of vegetables, fruits, or meats (from ... or holes in the surface of the food, further contributing to increased decay. ... to fight against the main causes of spoilage, such as air, chemical reactions, and ...

onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2818.1844.tb04626.x/pdf

I KNOW not whether the cause of the rapid decay of fruits, more especially of those of the apple tribe, which I am about to relate, has been ere this promulgated ...

www.fao.org/docrep/V5030E/V5030E08.htm

A summary of overall deterioration reactions in fruits and vegetables is ... Almost any type of food processing or storage causes some deterioration of the .... of decay processes due to creation of higher temperatures and moisture levels.

www.livestrong.com/article/508935-why-do-fruits-vegetables-go-bad

Jul 1, 2015 ... Most fruits and vegetables go bad because of damage caused by ... Microorganisms speed produce deterioration through structural decay.

www.science-sparks.com/2012/03/05/rotting-apples

Mar 5, 2012 ... Have you ever noticed that if you leave an apple (or any fruit ) for too long it starts to go bad or decay. This is because micro-organisms such as ...

agriinfo.in/default.aspx?page=topic&superid=2&topicid=2046

Nature and Causes of Deterioration in Fruits and Vegetables. ... It is estimated that 36% of the vegetable decay is caused by soft rot bacteria. Obviously, the ...

wikieducator.org/Lesson_8:_Food_Spoilage

Dec 20, 2011 ... 1.3 Headline text; 1.4 Causes of food spoilage; 1.5 Natural decay in food ... Moisture loss mostly occurs in fruit and vegetables which contain ...