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originally posted by: Cobaltic1978
originally posted by: carabao
a reply to: Cobaltic1978
Yes, strawberries grown in greenhouses tastes bland. Same as blueberries grown in greenhouses. Point is?
No particular point per se, except I find them bland and tasteless.
I must be old fashioned, but I'm all for local seasonal produce.
Thanks for asking though.
Finding the answers is a bit like discovering a magician's secrets. Behind the facade of the supermarket fresh food section are many tricks of the trade, and even some optical illusions: tomatoes that appear ripe, but aren't, 11-month-old apples, bananas that are gassed with a hormone and warmed yellow. The methods possibly do compromise taste and nutrition, but the supermarkets say they are done in the consumer's name. If food does not taste like it used to, perhaps it's because we've demanded it that way.
originally posted by: BlueJacket
a reply to: DontTreadOnMe
Another interesting thing to note: vegetables grown in tge West have lost on average 30% of their mineral and vitamin content between 1950 and 1999.
Our soil is dying. Broccoli used to have near 30 mgs more calcium for instance.