What causes the difference between the tastes of fruits?

Assalamu alaikum.

Did you know that…..

Each fruit has a different taste which varies in some way from the taste of any other fruit. The taste of any fruit relies on the compounds it bears. In general, a fruit consists of fructose (natural sugar), organic acids, vitamins, starch, proteins, minerals and cellulose.

All these materials are present in different proportions in different fruits. Fruits that have more fructose-content taste sweeter, while those having more acids taste more sour.

An orange is a fruit which comprises almost equal quantities of fructose and acids. Hence, it tastes both sweet and sour. In general, raw fruits contain more acids, but on ripening, the quantity of acid decreases and the quantity of fructose increases.  Therefore, raw mangos are sour and ripe ones are sweet. Some fruits, like lemons, do not taste sweet even after ripening. This is because of the excessive amounts of acids.

Source: Tell me what book.

Isn’t this interesting? I think it is. Alhamdulillah I learnt ALOT from this book. So I thought I should put a few articles from it on my blog posts. I really hope you found these kind of posts useful inshallah. Alhamdulillah I have enjoyed writing on my blog today :) Please comment!

Wassalamu alaikum,
Habiba :D

2 Comments on What causes the difference between the tastes of fruits?

  1. GiGi
    February 6, 2013 at 7:51 pm (5 years ago)

    As-Salam Habiba,

    You know I knew this was from the “Tell me WHAT” book before I finished reading! I don’t know why, but I did!

    Just to let you know… I love sour food the best, like Lemon, Lime,and any other sour food. I also like berries, I don’t know anyone who doesn’t;-)

    JuJu, JoJO, my dad, grandpa, and my mom all love hot food, but not me! I could eat a little hot sauce or a piece of hot pepper on my dinner, but anything more I can’t take!


  2. Habiba
    February 7, 2013 at 10:23 pm (5 years ago)


    LOL. When I eat sour food, my eyes go all twitchy and weird and I don’t know why. I love berries too! We are the same, I can’t bare hot food unless it is a small amount. But my whole family does! I don’t know about my grandparents though.
    By the way, I like strawberries most. Do you? Or is your favorite berry raspberries?

    habiba :P ;)

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