Is there hydrogen in fresh fruit?

Is there hydrogen in fresh fruit?

Rick on ((Nutrition))
Rick on ((Nutrition))

April 25th, 2004, 3:11 pm #1

I'm under the impression that there is free hydrogen in fresh fruit-- that it's good for you. I had fresh grapefruit just picked off a tree this morning here in Phoenix-- with my morning toast. I forgot the details of hydrogen in fresh fruit-- if anyone is up on this, can you confirm it?
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Anonymous
Anonymous

April 25th, 2004, 3:59 pm #2

Unless you just mean the fruits are acidic?
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Rick
Rick

April 25th, 2004, 4:09 pm #3

I forget what an acid and base are-- Does a hydrogen atom running around mean it's acidic? Or does the fruit's acidity come from other properties? The idea is that a the loose hydrogens mop up the free radicals, negatively charged. Does that make sense?
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Anonymous
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April 25th, 2004, 4:19 pm #4


http://www.chem.ubc.ca/courseware/pH/index.html

Besides, nothing you eat is as acid as your stomache is already.
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