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Superfruit?

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By modifying a gene isolated from Indian mustard and introducing it into ordinary tomatoes, scientists at Hong Kong University have created a new breed of tomatoes with anti-ageing properties. As South China Morning Post tells us, these genetically modified tomatoes contain 494 per cent more Vitamin E than ordinary tomatoes, 169 per cent more Provitamin A and 111 per cent more lycopene—all powerful antioxidants. “Our transgenic tomatoes can be processed to give tomato juice and tomato paste that are enriched with many healthy components,” says team leader Professor Chye Mee-len. “And the extracts could also be used in the production of anti-ageing cream, sun-care lotion or face masks.”

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Featured in Harmony — Celebrate Age Magazine
December 2017