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How to make a better tasting tomato

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Researchers have determined that a five minute bath in hot and then cool water helps maintain the just-plucked taste of tomatoes.

According to a recent article in Gizmag (,  a team of researchers including the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture), the Agricultural Research Service and the University of Florida, tomato farmers can perfume a step at their farms to help maintain the just-picked freshness of tomatoes.

Instead of sending green tomatoes straight to a chiller and then for transport where it ripens enroute, a hot water bath followed by a cool water bath will ensure the tomatoes continue to taste farm fresh when it reaches the consumer’s plate.

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