Food Quiz

Apples

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1. What is the scientific term for apple?

Malus, the apples, is a genus of about 30-35 species.

2. The apple belongs to the family ...

The apple belongs to the family rosaceae.

3. Apples contain a gas, which accelerates fruit ripening. What is its name?

Tomatoes, bananas, and apples will ripen faster in the presence of ethylene.

4. What is the name of the mycotoxin (toxic mold), which is present in brown, rotten apples?

Patulin, found in rotting apples, is a mycotoxin produced by a variety of molds (e.g. Aspergillus and Penicillium).

5. What is the name of the apple brandy from the Normandy (France)?

Calvados is an apple brandy from the French région of Lower Normandy.

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