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    Somebody Guest

    Default why supermarket tomatoes taste bland

    http://www.latimes.com/news/science/...,4449608.story

    "The mass-produced tomatoes we buy at the grocery store tend to taste more
    like cardboard than fruit. Now researchers have discovered one reason why: a
    genetic mutation, common in store-bought tomatoes, that reduces the amount
    of sugar and other tasty compounds in the fruit.

    For the last 70-odd years, tomato breeders have been selecting for fruits
    that are uniform in color. Consumers prefer those tomatoes over ones with
    splotches, and the uniformity makes it easier for producers to know when
    it's time to harvest.

    But the new study, published this week in Science, found that the mutation
    that leads to the uniform appearance of most store-bought tomatoes has an
    unintended consequence: It disrupts the production of a protein responsible
    for the fruit's production of sugar...

    The lesson for consumers is that tomatoes with less-uniform hues are a
    better flavor bet.

    "If this information gets out there, you could see people saying, 'If I see
    this tomato is not uniformly ripe, that means that it's not the cardboard
    junk that they've been producing for the past 30 years,'" Klee said.

    "It's almost like a badge of honor.""



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    notbob Guest

    Default Re: why supermarket tomatoes taste bland

    On 2012-06-30, Somebody <[email protected]> wrote:

    > "The mass-produced tomatoes we buy at the grocery store tend to taste more
    > like cardboard than fruit. Now researchers have discovered one reason why: a
    > genetic mutation, common in store-bought tomatoes, that reduces the amount
    > of sugar and other tasty compounds in the fruit.


    We needed "researchers" to tell us this? This has been boringly
    common knowledge fer 20 yrs! What we need are researchers to learn
    how to turn this horrible state of affairs around and provide eveyone
    with tomatoes that actually taste good.

    nb

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    Pennyaline Guest

    Default Re: why supermarket tomatoes taste bland

    On 6/30/2012 8:48 AM, Somebody wrote:
    > http://www.latimes.com/news/science/...,4449608.story


    Well, we can see that you missed yesterday's thread, "Flavor Is Price of
    Scarlet Hue of Tomatoes."

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    Jim Elbrecht Guest

    Default Re: why supermarket tomatoes taste bland

    On Sat, 30 Jun 2012 10:27:35 -0600, Pennyaline
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On 6/30/2012 8:48 AM, Somebody wrote:
    >> http://www.latimes.com/news/science/...,4449608.story

    >
    >Well, we can see that you missed yesterday's thread, "Flavor Is Price of
    >Scarlet Hue of Tomatoes."


    Some of us read, some of us post.<g> At least it stumbled into an on
    topic subject this time.

    Jim

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    Somebody Guest

    Default Re: why supermarket tomatoes taste bland

    "Pennyaline" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:4fef28f6$0$75661$[email protected]..
    > On 6/30/2012 8:48 AM, Somebody wrote:
    >> http://www.latimes.com/news/science/...,4449608.story

    >
    > Well, we can see that you missed yesterday's thread, "Flavor Is Price of
    > Scarlet Hue of Tomatoes."



    Yes, I had a CNN/Fox "news" moment.

    It's probably old hat to people here, but to be honest I didn't know. I'm
    fairly new to this planet... Actually, the tomatoes at the fruit stand are
    pretty uniform in colour and very tasty.



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    Somebody Guest

    Default Re: why supermarket tomatoes taste bland

    "Jim Elbrecht" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Sat, 30 Jun 2012 10:27:35 -0600, Pennyaline
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>On 6/30/2012 8:48 AM, Somebody wrote:
    >>> http://www.latimes.com/news/science/...,4449608.story

    >>
    >>Well, we can see that you missed yesterday's thread, "Flavor Is Price of
    >>Scarlet Hue of Tomatoes."

    >
    > Some of us read, some of us post.<g> At least it stumbled into an on
    > topic subject this time.
    >
    > Jim





    "it"?



  7. #7
    Nunya Bidnits Guest

    Default Re: why supermarket tomatoes taste bland

    Jim Elbrecht <[email protected]> wrote:
    > On Sat, 30 Jun 2012 10:27:35 -0600, Pennyaline
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> On 6/30/2012 8:48 AM, Somebody wrote:
    >>> http://www.latimes.com/news/science/...,4449608.story

    >>
    >> Well, we can see that you missed yesterday's thread, "Flavor Is
    >> Price of Scarlet Hue of Tomatoes."

    >
    > Some of us read, some of us post.<g> At least it stumbled into an on
    > topic subject this time.
    >
    > Jim


    Accidents do happen.



  8. #8
    Nunya Bidnits Guest

    Default Re: why supermarket tomatoes taste bland

    Somebother <[email protected]> wrote:
    > [redundant crap clipped]


    You get no credit for finally posting something topical, since Victor
    already posted a very detailed article on the same study yesterday. Did you
    see his post and decide we needed another one? Gee, thanks but no thanks.





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