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Fruits when ripe and in good condition are best eaten raw; cooking spoils the flavor. Food requiring mastication and encouraging salivation is the best. Food is frequently made too sloppy or liquid, and is eaten too hot, thus causing indigestion and decay of the teeth. The cereals and pulses can be eaten raw only with difficulty. When cooked in water the starch granules swell and break up, the plant cells are ruptured, the fibers are separated and the nutritious matter made easy to digest. The flavor is greatly improved. Cooking increases our range and variety of food.
What is the best way to eat ripe fruit?