Aragorn wanted to gain information from the Sage of Astrea's Delta who requests commodities for information. The fruit was merely run through the Eleusis commodities store to convert it to commodities so that the Sage would accept it.
This was just an experiment, and I apologise humbly to all who will now suffer due to my lack of foresight. I apologise especially to my fellow Animists who now have an important skill removed.
Roger the bodger.