Jun 292012
 

Prettier food or tastier food?

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Tomato breeding for color exacts toll in lost flavor
Plant geneticists say they have discovered an answer to a near-universal question: Why are tomatoes usually so tasteless?Yes, they are often picked green and shipped long distances. Often they are ref…

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  One Response to “Prettier food or tastier food?”

  1. Tastier.  I find the same thing with strawberries – which are engineered to be larger.  But the smaller, apparently less visually appealing species are almost always sweeter and much fuller in flavor.  I always look for smaller strawberries over larger because of that.

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