yeah, ripe

"put them inside the can. make sure it's covered well so they ripen faster."

that's my mom years ago telling me to put unripe philippine mangoes inside a full can of rice storage.

she, together with all my other superstitious relatives, thinks that placing mangoes in a tight storage can full of rice can make fruits ripe faster.

perhaps there is a high concentration of ethylene gas inside or maybe grains of rice speed up the ripening process. i actually don't know.

what i know is that fruits that are forced to ripe faster don't taste as good as the ones that ripe naturally.

i go natural.

if nature and all the other natural forces of this universe would all conspire to make the fruit ripe until 10,000 years, then so be it.

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