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Dying Breed Seeds – Gas n Fruit

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Cyanide in fruit seeds: how dangerous is an apple?

You’re highly unlikely to manage to eat enough apple seeds to poison yourself, so you can rest easy if you occasionally swallow one. Apples contain a compound called amygdalin in their seeds, which is a cyanide-and-sugar based molecule. If the seed is chewed or otherwise broken, human or animal enzymes come into contact with the amygdalin and effectively cut off the sugar part of the molecule. The remainder can then decompose to produce the poisonous gas hydrogen cyanide.

Cyanide toxicity is experienced by humans at doses of around 0.5–3.5 milligrams per kilogram of body weight. Symptoms of cyanide poisoning include stomach cramps, headache, nausea and vomiting, and can culminate in cardiac arrest, respiratory failure, coma and death. A fatal dose for humans can be as low as 1.5 milligrams per kilogram of body weight. In a recent study, the amygdalin content of apple seeds was found to be approximately 3 milligrams per gram of seeds (one seed is approximately 0.7g).

As not all of this mass would be converted into hydrogen cyanide (some of it will constitute the sugar part of the molecules that is cleaved off), it’s apparent that you’re going to need to eat a huge number of apple seeds to succeed in poisoning yourself, and there don’t appear to be any cases of someone having succeeded in doing so.

What Is Ethylene Gas: Information On Ethylene Gas And Fruit Ripening

Perhaps you have heard it said not to place your newly harvested fruits in the fridge alongside other types of fruits to avoid over-ripening. This is due to the ethylene gas that some fruits give off. What is ethylene gas? Keep reading to learn more.

What is Ethylene Gas?

Without scent and invisible to the eye, ethylene is a hydrocarbon gas. Ethylene gas in fruits is a naturally occurring process resulting from the ripening of the fruit or may be produced when plants are injured in some way.

So, what is ethylene gas? Ethylene gas in fruits and vegetables is actually a plant hormone which regulates the plant’s growth and development as well as the speed at which these occur, such as hormones do in humans or animals.

Ethylene gas was first discovered about 100 years ago when a student noticed that trees growing near gas street lamps were dropping leaves more rapidly (abscising) than those planted at a distance from the lamps.

Effects of Ethylene Gas and Fruit Ripening

Cellular amounts of ethylene gas in fruits can reach a level whereupon physiological changes occur. The effects of ethylene gas and fruit ripening may also be affected by other gases, such as carbon dioxide and oxygen, and varies from fruit to fruit. Fruits such as apples and pears emit a greater amount of ethylene gas in fruits, which affects their ripening. Other fruits, like cherries or blueberries, produce very little ethylene gas and it, therefore, does not impinge upon the ripening process.

The effect of ethylene gas upon fruit is a resulting change in texture (softening), color, and other processes. Thought of as an aging hormone, ethylene gas not only influences the ripening of fruit but may also cause plants to die, generally occurring when the plant is damaged in some manner.

Other effects of ethylene gas are loss of chlorophyll, abortion of plant foliage and stems, shortening of stems, and bending of the stems (epinasty). Ethylene gas can be either a good guy when used to hasten ripening of fruit or a bad guy when it yellows vegetables, damages buds, or causes abscission in ornamental specimens.

Further Information on Ethylene Gas

As a plant messenger that signals the plant’s next move, ethylene gas can be used to trick the plant into ripening its fruits and vegetables earlier. In commercial environments, farmers use liquid products that are introduced pre-harvest. The consumer may do this at home by simply placing the fruit or vegetable in question inside a paper bag, like a tomato. This will concentrate the ethylene gas inside the bag, allowing the fruit to ripen more quickly. Do not use a plastic bag, which will trap moisture and may backfire on you, causing the fruit to rot.

Ethylene may be produced not only in ripening fruit, but from internal combustion exhaust engines, smoke, rotting vegetation, natural gas leaks, welding, and in some types of manufacturing plants.