Purple tomatoes?!

I am a big fan of tomatoes! Raw in a salad or cooked in the oven with some good fresh fish..The taste never goes wrong!

A couples weeks ago, I found these beautiful purple tomato pictures on a food recipe and I felt in love with the color and was wondering how the taste would be!

But after looking for them at the shop I had to face it.. I will never found them in Moss!

So it is time to make grow my own purple tomatoes.

Imagine my surprise when I google "purple tomatoes" to learn more about their origine and realised that it was made in a lab! I never approved that we could genetically modify what Mother Nature gives us but more I was reading about the way and reason they modify her and safer I felt to eat them.

The short story about the purple tomatoes is that a team from the John Innes Centre, Norwich, created the tomatoes by incorporating genes from the snapdragon flower, which has a high level of anthocyanin.

Anthocyanins are naturally occurring pigments found in particularly high levels in berries such as blackberry, cranberry and chokeberry.

The scientists are investigating ways to increase the levels of health-promoting compounds in more commonly eaten fruits and vegetables with the hope that it may be able to keep cancer at bay. One good reason and safe way to make her more healthy!

So tomato tomato... same same different name?

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