[NAFEX] Skin colour bleeding into flesh, why / how?

Stephen Sadler Docshiva at Docshiva.org
Fri Aug 29 15:40:57 EDT 2008


I wouldn't think that it's "bleeding", or staining; the apple skin's color
doesn't come off in your hand, does it ;-) ?  The cells would have to
rupture to let out the pigments.  I think the plant's genetics have decided
to color up some of the flesh, apparently 'choosing' - or being triggered to
- display more of the color nearer the skin.  Not all apples are
white-fleshed; apples are quite capable of coloring their flesh from a light
pink to a startling red, depending on variety. 
I would hope we would have someone on the list who could explain how that
could vary from fruit to fruit...

~ Stephen

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Subject: [NAFEX] Skin colour bleeding into flesh, why / how?

Hello
Can anyone educate me as to why / how the colour pigments of some apples 
colour the flesh?
I have eaten a Discovery which normally bleeds a little but this one was 
atypical in that it was coloured close to the core.
Many thanks
Clifford Cain
Bawtry, Doncaster, UK
www.fruitscape.co.uk



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