Why Does Mango Fruit Produce Gas?


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lakeesha Hennessy Williams Profile
Many fruits release gas - this is part of their natural ripening process. The gas involved is called ethylene, and is released by mangoes too!

Mangoes produce gas Fruits release ethylene gas to turn their starch into sugar, which makes them sweet and tasty to eat.

Mangoes are no different, so if you've ever pressed down on one and noticed that its flesh has become soft and discolored, this is simply the effects of ethylene gas on the starch content of the fruit.

Apples work in the same way. When you have a bowl of unripened fruit, it is recommended that you place some apples in the bowl to help 'speed up' the ripening process of the other fruits (via the ethylene gas that apples produce).

Certain fruits (like mangoes) are purposefully picked when they are unripe, as they are easier to handle and transport before they soften. When a mango shipment comes in, it is gassed with ethylene to ripen the fruit rapidly so it is ready to sell and eat.

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Anonymous answered
It probably is the fiber or it is just you the one who is gassy.

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