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    Finally! A way to return flavor to bland tomatoes


    How many of us stop to think of how the tomatoes we eat taste? We get them everywhere, usually mixed in with something else or covered in mayonnaise or other sauces.
    When was the last time you plucked one from the vine in a garden as just savored its taste?
    When one starts typing the phrase "Tomatoes taste like…", in Google, the six most common auto-complete suggestions are "blood," "dirt," "fish," "pumpkin," "chlorine" and "wet dog."
    If you, too, have ever lamented tasting wet dog (or, uh, blood) as you've bitten into a store-bought tomato-and-cheese sandwich for lunch, you may be in luck.
    On Monday, scientists introduced a rare version of a gene that promises to make store-bought tomatoes taste more edible in a report published in Nature Genetics.
    Tomato breeders usually sacrifice the flavor of their batches for the sake of production, opting to instead breed larger fruits in higher quantities with longer shelf lives.
    A team of researchers (perhaps after hearing such "wet dog" and "dirt" complaints) gathered genetic information from 725 wild tomatoes and constructed a "pan-genome," or a genome with information from all 725 tomatoes.
    Has anyone here eaten a tomatillo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sargentodiaz View Post
    Tomato breeders usually sacrifice the flavor of their batches for the sake of production, opting to instead breed larger fruits in higher quantities with longer shelf lives.
    Tomatoes taste bad because they are picked green and ripened with ethylene gas. Hard green tomatoes ship better. Genes are irrelevant.

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    The 'Real' reason the 'store bought' tomatoes have no taste is because ... they are picked while still green and unripened!

    Since moving Northward from South Florida, I've never found a flavorable, store bought tomato in 15 years ... except for one!
    (More on that in a minute)

    Here in Virginia it seems like ALL of the tomatoes are shipped from Mexico!
    Why?
    Florida is right down the road!

    As a teen growing up in Fort Lauderdale, I use to visit the fields around the sewage treatment processing plants where I could find Every variety of tomato in every size you could imagine!

    Always took a saltshaker with me too!
    Picked em right off the vine I did! lol
    (Tomato seeds don't break down in digesting)
    EWWWWWW!

    THOSE were the most wonderful tasting tomatoes you could EVER want to put on two slices of bread with mayo!

    Oh, Don't be fooled with that: "Ripened On The Vine" crappola that you see in the supermarkets!

    Yeah, they are Ripened on the vine but what they don't tell you is that ... the vine is cut with the Green tomatoes still attached!

    Now, about that flavorable, store bought tomato ...



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    I saw some of these in my produce section one day and Even Though they were almost purplish black in color, I threw caution to the wind and bought a package of them!

    What An Experience!

    These things must be what all that "Nectar of the Gods" rhetoric must have been about!
    The problem is that regular tomatoes are red in color to most shoppers and they just wont touch these because of the brown or purplish color!

    I was about the only one buying them and the produce manager stopped stocking them due to low sales! grrrrr

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    I did the same thing . They were brown cherry tomatoes and I thought for them to come out and try to sell something so dark and radically different from the nice red tomatoes that were next to them ,that they must be something I needed to take a chance on . They're fantastic and now I won't eat the old red cherry tomatoes . I haven't seen the brown ones in the standard size tomatoes though .


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    Quote Originally Posted by sargentodiaz View Post

    How many of us stop to think of how the tomatoes we eat taste? We get them everywhere, usually mixed in with something else or covered in mayonnaise or other sauces.
    When was the last time you plucked one from the vine in a garden as just savored its taste?
    When one starts typing the phrase "Tomatoes taste like…", in Google, the six most common auto-complete suggestions are "blood," "dirt," "fish," "pumpkin," "chlorine" and "wet dog."
    If you, too, have ever lamented tasting wet dog (or, uh, blood) as you've bitten into a store-bought tomato-and-cheese sandwich for lunch, you may be in luck.
    On Monday, scientists introduced a rare version of a gene that promises to make store-bought tomatoes taste more edible in a report published in Nature Genetics.
    Tomato breeders usually sacrifice the flavor of their batches for the sake of production, opting to instead breed larger fruits in higher quantities with longer shelf lives.
    A team of researchers (perhaps after hearing such "wet dog" and "dirt" complaints) gathered genetic information from 725 wild tomatoes and constructed a "pan-genome," or a genome with information from all 725 tomatoes.
    Has anyone here eaten a tomatillo?

    These are the originals from which all other types come.
    Live by the border long enough (two or three weeks) and you will encounter salsa made with tomatillos.
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    I'm having sliced tomatoes with cottage cheese and black pepper for dinner tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rita Marley View Post
    I'm having sliced tomatoes with cottage cheese and black pepper for dinner tonight.
    A nice politically correct dinner:

    Red skinned tomatoes to represent Elizabeth Warren and the Native-Americans.
    Cottage cheese to represent the whites.
    Black pepper to represent African-Americans and Jamaican-Americans like Corey Booker and Kamala Harris.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daily Bread View Post
    I did the same thing . They were brown cherry tomatoes and I thought for them to come out and try to sell something so dark and radically different from the nice red tomatoes that were next to them ,that they must be something I needed to take a chance on . They're fantastic and now I won't eat the old red cherry tomatoes . I haven't seen the brown ones in the standard size tomatoes though .
    The stores wont stock them for long because of the reasons I stated above which is such a shame!

    I understand that Trader Joe's has them but there are no Trader Joe's around me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DLLS View Post
    A nice politically correct dinner:

    Red skinned tomatoes to represent Elizabeth Warren and the Native-Americans.
    Cottage cheese to represent the whites.
    Black pepper to represent African-Americans and Jamaican-Americans like Corey Booker and Kamala Harris.
    I always make sure my meals are racially diverse.

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    Come to think on it...yeah...I haven't had an awesome tomato since I used to raid Mrs Toso's veggie garden in the 60's.....
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