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- v. Present participle of overripen.
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However, the lure of these delights, tropical and otherwise, often leads the shopper to blissfully fill the shopping cart with bags of fruit which, all too often, seem to lose their appeal when confronted with problems of storage, bruising and overripening.
It is especially cool that it has its own verb pertaining to its overripening process.
Apples should be stored in the refrigerator to prevent them from overripening.
Inside it's musty and smells of mushrooms and the whiff of ammonia given off when proteins in the cheeses break down (usually a sign of overripening).
This is a satisfying summer cooler and an ideal use for fruit on the verge of overripening, or you can use packaged frozen mixed fruit from the supermarket.