What is ripened?

  • (adj): Of wines, fruit, cheeses; having reached a desired or final condition; ('aged' pronounced as one syllable).
    Synonyms: aged

Some articles on ripened:

Types Of Cheese - Mold
... of mold is an important feature soft ripened cheeses, washed rind cheeses and blue cheeses ... Soft-ripened Soft-ripened cheeses begin firm and rather chalky in texture, but are aged from the exterior inwards by exposing them to mold ... some impact on cheeses that are simply ripened in humid conditions, like Camembert ...
Pu-erh Tea - Production - Ripe Pu'er
... Ripened pu'er tea (Chinese 熟茶 pinyin shúchá) is pressed maocha that has been specially processed to imitate aged raw pu'er ... translation due to the dual meaning of shú (熟) as both "fully cooked" and "fully ripened" ... The process used to convert máochá into ripened pu'er is a recent invention that manipulates conditions to approximate the result of the aging process by ...
Tomato - Cultivation - Picking and Ripening
... Tomatoes are often picked unripe (and thus colored green) and ripened in storage with ethylene ... Tomatoes ripened in this way tend to keep longer, but have poorer flavor and a mealier, starchier texture than tomatoes ripened on the plant ... a genetically modified tomato called the 'FlavrSavr', which could be vine ripened without compromising shelf life ...
Bannanna - Modern Cultivation - Ripening
... "Tree-ripened" Cavendish bananas have a greenish-yellow appearance which changes to a brownish-yellow as they ripen further ... Although both flavor and texture of tree-ripened bananas is generally regarded as superior to any type of green-picked fruit, this reduces shelf life to only 7–1 ... pentachromats) to more easily detect ripened bananas ...
Pu-erh Tea - Production
... ripening for several months prior to being compressed to produce ripened pu-erh (also commonly known as cooked pu-erh), or be directly compressed to ... Ripened or aged raw pu-erh has occasionally been mistakenly categorised as a subcategory of black tea due to the dark red colour of its leaves and ... However, pu-erh in both its ripened and aged forms has undergone secondary oxidization and fermentation caused both by organisms growing in the tea and free-ra ...