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Author Topic:   Why do apples taste good?
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05-29-2007 11:24 PM

I was wondering why so many different species - including apples, oranges, pickles, and pears - taste so good. Why would they evolve that way?

What survival benefit would "tastiness" bestow? I can think of some hypothetical explanations:

1) The species somehow benefited from an organism that was eating it, or

2) The species was simply trying to protect its seeds, and accidently evolved tastiness, or

3) The tastiness is a product of artificial selection over human history.

I'm sure you science-minded people have an answer ;). Thanks for any help!!

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05-30-2007 12:43 AM

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