People can find tomatoes in the grocery store year round. The convenience of this has made it possible for people to cook and eat tomatoes whenever they please, but are they providing the same benefits as the ones you could buy in season at a local farmer’s market? Probably not. Unless you choose a grocery tomato that has been naturally developed to retain its farm-fresh flavor and freshness, like Tasti-Lee, you may find that tomatoes at the grocery store lack the taste you are looking for.
Mutated Tasteless Tomatoes
People want tomatoes that look perfect. They want them to have no markings and be completely ripe. To make tomatoes appear ripe and tasty, breeders started to cultivate tomatoes differently so they would ripen evenly. The new cultivation practices decreased harvest costs and made it possible to produce a large number of tomatoes at a much quicker rate. The downside is that cultivation caused a mutation in the tomatoes, according to a study explained on the Discovery News website. The mutation changed the way tomatoes taste. While breeders succeeded at making them look better, they ended up failing at making them taste the same or better.
What makes such tomatoes less flavorful is that they don’t react to photosynthesis the same way as mutated ones. Photosynthesis in mutated tomatoes removes most of the sugar in the tomatoes, which is why it lacks the flavorful sweet taste they should have in dishes or by themselves.
Buying tomatoes from a farmer’s market ensures you are getting natural tomatoes free from mutation as does buying specific brands or types of tomatoes naturally developed for health, flavor and freshness.
Looks AND Flavor
It’s true that most grocery store tomatoes fall short on flavor when compared to farmer’s market tomatoes, but this does not apply to ALL tomatoes. Tasti-Lee tomatoes were naturally developed to specifically bring that homegrown vine-ripened taste to the grocery store. For more information about Tasti-Lee, feel free to visit our website at http://www.tasti-lee.com.