Bland tasting tomato days numbered

Researchers have answered a question that has bothered gastronomists for years - which is the tastiest tomato? At the same time, they discovered a heady mixture of volatile organic compounds that gives tomatoes a sweeter flavour than their sugar content would suggest.  Read more

Bland tasting tomato days numbered

LOVE APPLE: A team of US scientists have identified the compounds responsible for making a great tasting tomato.

Fri 25 May 12 from ABC Science

The Scientific Search for the Essence of a Tasty Tomato

Scientists are several steps closer to restoring flavor to the supermarket tomato, a once-magnificent fruit turned by commercial pressures into a juicy orb of gustatory cardboard.

Thu 24 May 12 from Wired Science

It's not sugar that makes heirloom tomatoes taste sweeter

Researchers have answered a question that has bothered gastronomists for years - which is the tastiest tomato? At the same time, they discovered a heady mixture of volatile organic compounds ...

Thu 24 May 12 from Nature News Blogs

The secret to good tomato chemistry

There is nothing better than a ripe, red, homegrown tomato, and now researchers reporting online on May 24 in Current Biology have figured out just what it is that makes some of them so awfully ...

Thu 24 May 12 from Phys.org

Bland tomato mystery solved by scientists

The mystery of why supermarket tomatoes smell delicious but taste watery and bland has been explained by scientists.

Thu 24 May 12 from Telegraph.co.uk Science

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