Scientists identify volatile chemicals that can improve commercial varieties.
Aug 7 2012 - 1:15pm
Get Inside the Science:
- UF uses taste tests, research to create sweeter tomatoes
- UF researchers uncover nature's secret recipe for a great tasting tomato
- Harry J. Klee
Inside Science Buzzwords:
- Volatile Chemicals - Chemicals that tend to vaporize, or transform from liquid to gas, more easily, enabling them to be smelled more easily in the case of fragrant compounds in foods such as tomatoes.
- Cis-3-hexenal - A chemical compound that smells like fresh cut grass and is one of the key volatile compounds in ripe tomatoes.
- Geranial - A chemical compound that smells like lemon.