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Is eating old fruit/vegetables (so old it has dried up) "bad" for you?

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Old fruit tends to over-ripen and consequently has more simple sugars into it, so it is probably not very good for those who want to prevent high blood glucose. I tend to avoid old fruit like hell, when bananas become not green and sugary i simply throw them away. Also, old fruit and vegetables tend to loose some active compounds which are abundant when freshly picked. Such compounds are typically enzymes like ficine in fresh figs. Also tomatine, the glycoalkaloid in tomatoes, considered to be responsible of some hormetic effects, is lost or greatly decreased when the fruit gets old.

Some other fruit keeps well in determined conditions, like apples.

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