Science brings good old flavor back to tomatoes

Posted on March 13th, 2017
By ISRAEL21c Staff

Israeli researchers join international team mapping tomatoes’ chemistry and genetics to reintroduce taste traits lost over 50 years of breeding.

Supermarket tomatoes often look a lot better than they taste. That’s because modern commercial tomatoes have gradually lost their flavor as breeders tinker with their shelf life, firmness and disease resistance.

Now it seems that we can have our tomato and eat it, too.

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