Monday, October 27, 2008
Wow, now that is a purple tomato
Reuters – A purple tomato genetically engineered to contain nutrients more commonly seen in dark berries helped prevent cancer in mice, British researchers said on Sunday.
Well, we have always known that our beautiful heirloom tomatoes tasted better but this can prove that they are also healthier than eating store bought tomatoes too! Cherokee Purple, while not as purple as these, does have a very dark red flesh with purple crown and green gel inside. We are learning more about how colors of fresh foods make a world of difference as far as antioxidents and anthocyanins, like in these tomatoes which have the about the same amount as blackberries.