Will Apple Juice Catch Fruit Flies?

This same question was once posed with the response “apple, yes; orange juice, no” but that has since been removed. It raises the question of what is more powerful – apple or orange? Most people believe that apples are stronger because there are more jokes about oranges being peeled – but it’s hard to say for certain. Perhaps a good compromise would be mixed fruit juice!

A proposed explanation could be that apples lack an enzyme called ficin which helps break down pectin in fruits so they can absorb more water and become easier to chew. Hence why an apple will usually remain firmer than a ripe peach even if left out for a long time…

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