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    Default User Guest

    Default Here's a new one on me


    I sliced open the last one of a batch of tomatoes I got a couple weeks
    ago at the produce place. Inside the little pockets were slender white
    things about 1/2 inch long or so. I thought, "Ugh, worms!"

    However, they weren't moving. I poked at them and they were crisp like
    beans sprouts. I pulled one out and there was a tomato seed at the end.
    The seeds had sprouted inside the tomato.

    In all the many years of eating tomatoes, I'd never seen the like. I
    could understand if it was an old rotten one, but this was perfectly
    good otherwise.




    Brian

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    The Ranger Guest

    Default Re: Here's a new one on me

    Default User <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > I sliced open the last one of a batch of tomatoes I got a
    > couple weeks
    > ago at the produce place. Inside the little pockets were
    > slender white
    > things about 1/2 inch long or so. I thought, "Ugh, worms!"
    >
    > However, they weren't moving. I poked at them and they were
    > crisp like
    > beans sprouts. I pulled one out and there was a tomato seed
    > at the end.
    > The seeds had sprouted inside the tomato.
    >
    > In all the many years of eating tomatoes, I'd never seen the
    > like. I
    > could understand if it was an old rotten one, but this was
    > perfectly
    > good otherwise.
    >

    That's happened to me lately with heirlooms that I've left out
    and the general heat has started them sprouting from within.
    The first time I tossed the lot but being cheap, I scooped the
    center from the next batch and discovered (again like you) that
    the flesh was still fine.

    The Ranger



  3. #3
    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: Here's a new one on me

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "Default User" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I sliced open the last one of a batch of tomatoes I got a couple weeks
    > ago at the produce place. Inside the little pockets were slender white
    > things about 1/2 inch long or so. I thought, "Ugh, worms!"
    >
    > However, they weren't moving. I poked at them and they were crisp like
    > beans sprouts. I pulled one out and there was a tomato seed at the end.
    > The seeds had sprouted inside the tomato.
    >
    > In all the many years of eating tomatoes, I'd never seen the like.


    > Brian

    You gotta get out more, Bryan. "-) Gross, for sure, until you figure
    out it's not a woim or five.


    --
    -Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    http://web.mac.com/barbschaller, and here's the link to my appearance
    on "A Prairie Home Companion," <http://prairiehome.publicradio.org/
    programs/2008/08/30/>

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    Pennyaline Guest

    Default Re: Here's a new one on me

    Melba's Jammin' wrote:
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > "Default User" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> I sliced open the last one of a batch of tomatoes I got a couple weeks
    >> ago at the produce place. Inside the little pockets were slender white
    >> things about 1/2 inch long or so. I thought, "Ugh, worms!"
    >>
    >> However, they weren't moving. I poked at them and they were crisp like
    >> beans sprouts. I pulled one out and there was a tomato seed at the end.
    >> The seeds had sprouted inside the tomato.
    >>
    >> In all the many years of eating tomatoes, I'd never seen the like.

    >
    >> Brian

    > You gotta get out more, Bryan. "-) Gross, for sure, until you figure
    > out it's not a woim or five.


    Seen it and seen it and seen it. It happens in peppers, too.

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    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Here's a new one on me

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "Default User" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I sliced open the last one of a batch of tomatoes I got a couple weeks
    > ago at the produce place. Inside the little pockets were slender white
    > things about 1/2 inch long or so. I thought, "Ugh, worms!"
    >
    > However, they weren't moving. I poked at them and they were crisp like
    > beans sprouts. I pulled one out and there was a tomato seed at the end.
    > The seeds had sprouted inside the tomato.
    >
    > In all the many years of eating tomatoes, I'd never seen the like. I
    > could understand if it was an old rotten one, but this was perfectly
    > good otherwise.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > Brian


    I've seen that. :-)

    Count your lucky stars they were stored at the proper temperature.

    It's only been recently (thanks to this list!) that I've learned to not
    refrigerate tomatoes. I now keep them in a basket by the stove.

    Y'all were right, as usual!
    --
    Peace! Om

    "If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed; if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed." --Mark Twain

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