How apple cider (alcoholic) is made

If you’re not American (or Canadian), apple cider to you will be an alcoholic beverage, made from apples. However, I just recently discovered that in the US, apple cider actually refers to a non-alcoholic drink. It’s more like an apple juice, but then slightly different (how different differs per state!). …

Colours in fruits & vegetables

Fruits and vegetables have a great wide variety of colours. The spectrum goes from orange to purple to green to bright red. It’s amazing how nature has developed all these bright and beautiful colours. In most cases these colours originate from a group of molecules inside the plant. The unique …

Making jam – the Science

If you have fruit trees or plants in your garden you’re probably also swamped with these fruits during certain times of the year. And who has enough space to store 5 kg of figs or 20kg of apples? Nowawadays commercial farmers have luckily found a solution for this. Fruits can …