Biology Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for biology researchers, academics, and students. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

It seems like the orange juice thats been sitting in the fridge for awhile always tastes sweeter than the juice just brought from the grocery store.

Can juice ripen in the container ? By that I mean, the concentration of fructose and other sugars increases.

I remember learning in Bio class that fruit releases a chemical that causes nearby fruit to also ripen faster. I'm not sure of the source of this chemical but my question leads me to believe that it is in the juice itself.

share|improve this question

closed as primarily opinion-based by Chris, Bez, WYSIWYG, Mike Taylor, Devashish Das Aug 12 '14 at 5:36

Many good questions generate some degree of opinion based on expert experience, but answers to this question will tend to be almost entirely based on opinions, rather than facts, references, or specific expertise.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.