UF uses taste tests, research to create sweeter tomatoes

Published: May 30th, 2012

Category: Spotlights

UF Harry Klee Tomato

Supermarket tomatoes that taste like heirloom tomatoes are closer to reaching grocery aisles as a result of a discovery from the University of Florida. A team of researchers, including members of UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, have identified the chemicals inside heirloom tomatoes that make people enjoy their taste, and the discovery is expected to enable them to create better-tasting tomatoes for the commercial market. For more information about UF’s tomato flavor research, visit the UF news page.

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