Originally posted on Grist:
Remember how in junior high you used to try to convince yourself that beautiful people were congenitally dull? With tomatoes, it’s actually true! Everyone knows that handsome rosy tomatoes from the supermarket taste blander than the ugly heirloom variety from the farmer’s market (or your backyard). As it turns out, it’s genetic — the gene that makes tomatoes ripen uniformly, and thus makes them look appealing when sitting in grocery produce sections, also ruins their taste.
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