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Void of Flavor??

Jul 22, 2009
This may not be something other viewers are curious about but my wife and I wonder why fruit doesn't seem to taste as "good" or "sweet" as it did in the past?

My wife Karen and I notice that fruits don't seem to have the taste they used to have and we wonder, why? I've speculated to her that in the past fruit came from mainly local markets and was picked when it was ripe and delivered to local stores. It was fresh and ripe but didn't have much shelf life. Now, however, is seems like many of our fruits come from distant locations so it may be that fruit is picked before it is ripe to keep it from spoiling by the time it reaches the store and our kitchen. Perhaps if the fruit had been allowed to stay on the vine longer it would have the delicious taste we used to enjoy. The truth is, I haven't a clue and it might even be that I'm getting old and have lost my taste!! (: So, I thought I'd ask you guys and see if you know or have some insight.

Chuck and Karen Hill
1020 Piney Z Plantation Rd
Tallahassee, Fl

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COMMENTS (1 Comments)

Kent Wagoner
I'm in one of the fruit-producing areas of Idaho. I can't speak for other parts of the country, but what we produce here (apples, peaches, plums, apricots, grapes, etc.) is only harvested when it reaches its peak of flavor. I suspect that what you're experiencing is due to the travel distance, and therefore time. That's why what you get in the local farmers market tastes better. In many cases, it's only a few hours since it was picked, compared to several days if it has to travel.
6:21 PM Jul 22nd


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