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"Germany: "Only Dutch tomatoes are tasty, the rest are too watery"

At the German Kleverhof nursery, they are crazy about the tomatoes from their own backyard. They have as many as 600 species in their glasshouse - all very tasty. The tomatoes from the supermarket cannot even compete with them. "But the Dutch tomatoes can," said the German grower. The grower was asked to take a closer look at some supermarket tomatoes, and he had a clear opinion....

"You can see that it is an old tomato," grower Tim Unverhau says, as he disapproves of supermarket tomatoes during an examination. "Three weeks old maybe already."

According to the grower, the Spanish tomatoes have no flavor because they are harvested early: not yet ripe. "If they are harvested ripe, they are at their best by the time they get here."

The excerpts comes from a TV program from the German broadcaster NDR. The program goes on to explain more about the taste of tomatoes, about the contents such as lycopene and vitamins and how to recognize fresh, ripe tomatoes.

Watch the excerpt here.

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