Fillers One hundred years ago

When is a banana ripe?

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7449.1196 (Published 13 May 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1196

It is not infrequently asserted that as a nation we are not sufficiently appreciative of the value of fruit as a food, and that in consequence our ordinary diets are often defective in this respect. Some years back the grounds for this charge were greater than at the present time, for there can be no doubt that there has been a marked increase in the consumption of fruit by all classes. In proof of this we …

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