Bananas grow in tropical and subtropical areas and are one of the most popular fruits in the world. Bringing ripe bananas to the market is not so easy. And what happens in the fruit during ripening? The video gives a brief introduction to the chemistry involved.
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- Video: Chemistry of Autumn Leaves, ChemistryViews 2020. https://doi.org/10.1002/chemv.202000087
Where do the autumn colors in leaves come from? Why do the leaves fall from the tree? Why do leave turn brown? (The yellowing and browning of the banana is as when the leaves change color in autumn)