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Chlorophyll breakdown

Blue bananas

Nature Chemistry (24 October 2008) | Download Citation

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A fluorescent species thought to be a short-lived intermediate of chlorophyll breakdown has been identified in the peels and leaves of ripe bananas, making them blue under UV light

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    et al. Blue luminescence of ripening bananas. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 10.1002/anie.200803189 (2008).

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