You know the taste of tomatoes? Well, if you buy grocery tomatoes you probably don’t. This is because those tomatoes lost their flavor. The flavor of fruits and vegetables is not the same since they are mass-produced.
Researchers believe that they found a way to make grocery tomatoes taste great again. Scientists from the University of Florida believe that they know what is wrong with tomatoes. They also mentioned that they found a way to deal with the problem.
Although the number of grocery tomatoes has tripled over the last 4 decades, their taste has started to fade away. Harry Klee is one of the researchers who started this study. He believes that they can provide tastier grocery tomatoes in just 3 years.
The researchers mentioned that one of the problems with tomatoes is that they keep getting bigger and bigger. This is why they don’t taste the same anymore. Tomatoes, like and other fruit and vegetable have a certain amount of sugar they can produce. Once the fruit is too big the amount of sugar stays the same and the flavor is lost.
In order to avoid altering the genes of fruits, the researchers used only natural breeding methods. Klee mentioned that they did not manage to completely change the taste of grocery tomatoes, but they are close.
A lot of nutritionists and tomato growers praised this study because they find it both interesting and helpful. They believe that they could help those who grow fruits and vegetables give the same taste to them.
The researchers mentioned that the flavor of these grocery tomatoes stays the same while they are fresh and well grown. If they are refrigerated or they are picked up from the ground too soon, the taste is altered.
This study is an interesting one because it could help people get the taste of their grocery tomatoes back. We’ll just have to wait and see what happens to the tomatoes these researchers changed. Maybe we will finally taste the fresh and sweet flavor of tomatoes when we buy them from the supermarket. If the researchers can’t change the flavor you can always grow your own vegetables.
What is your opinion about this study? Do you believe that the flavor of grocery tomatoes can be changed?
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