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Is a Tomato a Fruit or Vegetable?

22 Dec

The debate as to whether the tomato is a fruit or a vegetable is centuries old. Technically the tomato is a fruit, but in the culinary world it is used as a vegetable. Why is the Tomato a Fruit? The botanical definition of a fruit is the ripened ovary, including the seeds, of a plant […]

University Researchers Imitate Heirloom Tomato Taste

27 Aug

tomato taste

Researchers at the University of Florida are cultivating tomatoes that taste like sweet, juicy heirloom tomatoes that will be suitable for mass production and supermarket sales. According to Prof. Harry Klee of the University’s Horticultural Sciences Department, the reason most supermarket tomatoes taste bland and lack flavour is simply because farmers are paid to produce […]