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General Science => General Science => Topic started by: thedoc on 06/06/2012 17:16:37

Title: What chemicals constitute the perfect tomato?
Post by: thedoc on 06/06/2012 17:16:37
Professor Harry Klee discusses the cocktail of chemicals that constitute a much more flavoursome fruit of a tomato..!
Read a transcript of the interview by clicking here (http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/content/interviews/interview/2111/)

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Title: Re: What chemicals constitute the perfect tomato?
Post by: cheryl j on 30/05/2012 01:19:19
I think the difference between a home grown summer tomato and the styrofoam tasting winter grocery store ones probably has to do with the sugar content. But sun ripened tomatoes are also a deeper red color, so it might be more than that.