What chemicals constitute the perfect tomato?

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What chemicals constitute the perfect tomato?
« 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..!
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Re: What chemicals constitute the perfect tomato?
« Reply #1 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.