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Your limited understanding is indeed correct - the different colours indicate different stages of maturation, even though different colour cultivars exist (e.g. some that remain green even if fully ripe). It is known that the different maturation states have different vitamin and/or mineral concentrations (see here or here). This indicates that different ...


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It depends on several factors: what's the biochemical nature of the allergen? Is it a protein? What's its size? In short, the answer seems to be yes, to some particular cases. For instance, this paper deals with allergens from Brazil nuts transmited by the semen: http://www.jiaci.org/issues/vol17issue03/10.pdf According to the paper: We report the ...



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