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Tomatoes And Pet Peeves…

SupermarketTomatoOK…what do we have here? I’ll help you out….This is a Vegetable Display Stand in a local Supermarket….It could be a display anywhere in the country at any Supermarket out there. I want you folks to take a close look at this display. What’s missing?…..Go ahead take a few minutes and use all your perceptive powers………OK times up…..What’s missing? Give up? Well, I’ll tell you!
REFRIGERATION!!!!…..THAT’S what’s missing…..and do you know why there’s no refrigeration? because Tomatoes DON’T need refrigeration…..Catsup or Ketchup, if you prefer, DON’T need refrigeration! As a matter of fact, refrigeration actually “Hurts” the flavor of Tomatoes because the cold causes the Tomato to release an enzyme that degrades the flavor of the fruit. Let me ask you a quick question. If the marketing experts in every Supermarket in the country know NOT to cool or refrigerate the Tomato, why in God’s Green Creation would any mere Tomato devotee think their wisdom is superior when placing Tomatoes in the refrigerator? I personally don’t get it….same with Tomato Ketchup….it’s a processed food, a highly acidic processed food. Bacteria doesn’t like acidic conditions. I’ve had my ketchup on the kitchen counter for as long as my memory allows me to recall and NO ONE has ever gotten sick. Can you imagine a plate of great scrambled eggs and you put ice cold ketchup on them? What a travesty….of course a lot of folks think it’s a travesty to put ketchup on them in the first place, but that’s their problem.
Alrighty, I’m all done whining….just remember to do what the Big Guys do….or DON’T do what the the Big Guys Don’t do……DON’T Refrigerate our buddy the Tomato!!
Till next month………

Posted Sunday, October 4th, 2015 by by admin, under Tomato Care, Tomato Science.

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