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Tag: anthocyanins

Biotech Playing Catchup – New GMO Purple Tomato Same Benefits as Old Non-GMO Purple Tomato

Scientists in England developed a genetically modified purple tomato with higher antioxidant levels than the average red supermarket tomato. They hope to have it on the market in three years.

Meanwhile, a few years ago, scientists in Oregon developed a non-GMO purple tomato with higher antioxidant levels than the average red supermarket tomato. You can buy it online now, if you’re looking for a boost of antioxidants.

Decoding Blood Oranges: Discovery of the Ruby Gene

Blood oranges are famous for their striking blood red pulp and high content of health-promoting anthocyanins. Researchers have identified the gene responsible for the color and health benefits, and they are trying to create a new, more widely accessible variety.