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Old 02-11-2011, 11:32 AM   #11
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A lot of boxed products have sand in them, including most if not all boxed salts.

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Not all salt has a flow agent added. Mine sure doesn't.
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Old 02-11-2011, 11:51 AM   #12
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ive never put fresh slices tomatos in the microwave...to be honest, i dont think i'd want to....you just wanted them warm, or were trying to cook them?
Had them in the fridge and just wanted them about room temp. They were in the microwave about 10 sec. I don't care for cold tomatoes, if I have a choice anyway.
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ok, that makes more sense....they taste better at room temp....but the thought of heating them up, and possibly making them mushy, just seemed like it would ruin a perfectly good tomato
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Old 02-11-2011, 12:50 PM   #14
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Had them in the fridge and just wanted them about room temp. They were in the microwave about 10 sec. I don't care for cold tomatoes, if I have a choice anyway.

Just a suggestion. Store your tomatoes at room temperature. Temperatures below 55 F destroy some of the flavor components of a tomato.
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Old 02-11-2011, 02:57 PM   #15
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Just a suggestion. Store your tomatoes at room temperature. Temperatures below 55 F destroy some of the flavor components of a tomato.
Thanks Andy. I just figured they would last longer in the fridge.
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Old 02-11-2011, 03:28 PM   #16
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Thanks Andy. I just figured they would last longer in the fridge.
They do last longer, but they also lose some of that great flavor. And once it is gone it does not come back.
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They do last longer, but they also lose some of that great flavor. And once it is gone it does not come back.

doesn't the cold make the cell walls breakdown faster though?
I don't have my "On Food And Cooking" next to me..but im pretty sure that is the case with them, they lose a great deal of flavor as well though I do know that for a fact.
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