NEW YORK (AP) — Why can tomatoes lose flavor in the fridge? A new study says it’s because some of their genes are chilling out. And that discovery might help scientists solve the problem.

Cooling tomatoes can stop them from making substances that contribute to their taste. Researchers say that robs the fruit of flavor, whether it happens in a home refrigerator or in cold storage before the produce reaches the grocery shelf.

The study into genetic mechanisms for the taste loss was released Monday by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

The researchers are already thinking about breeding tomatoes that resist that problem.

 

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

 

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Tampa

Gov. Rick Scott Announces Senate RunFlorida Gov. Rick Scott formally announced his run for the U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Bill Nelson.
Topless Protester Charges Bill CosbyA topless protester with "Women's Lives Matter" written on her body jumped a barricade and got within a few feet of Bill Cosby on Monday.

Listen Live