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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

What does the ocean look like?

Assalamu alaikum warahmatullah.

The ocean is made up of 60 different chemical elements that give it its salty taste. The main ingrients, chlorine, sodium, sulphate, magnesium, calcium, and potassium, come mostly from river sediments and are dumped into the ocean.

The temperature of the water differs according to the intensity of the sun’s rays hitting it. The surface of water is warmer than that at a great depth.
The colours that make up sunlight are absorbed in different ways by water particles. Red yellow and orange cannot penetrate (go in) more than a few feet below the surface of the water. But blue can penetrate more than 800 feet. That is why the ocean appears blue.

Sometimes water looks green. That is because it contains lots of little tiny plants called phytoplankton.  Water puts pressure on the human body. The deeper we go the greater the pressure. The black sea and the yellow sea got their names from the colour of sediment floating in their water and lying on their beds.

Source: Tell me what book.

I hope you found this information useful inshallah!

Wassalamu alaikum!
Habiba :D

Tell Me What – Book Review!

Assalamu alaikum dear readers! Today I wanted to write a review about one of my books, Tell Me WHAT. It is an information book that tells you about the things on the planet. History of things and other things too. My dad bought it for me and I was really happy and really appreciated it. It has 6 different sections: Human body, animal world, plant kingdom, amazing earth, science and technology and general knowledge. It is interesting and useful . It also contains 3-4 big pictures on each page. Which makes it more interesting too :)

I have learnt a good amount of things from this book alhamdullilah! It is actually a series. There is also, Tell me which, how, about, why, when, where and who! I hope that you found this post really helpful Inshallah. Well, until next time…….

Wassalamu alaikum!
Habiba :P

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