The soil has warmed up enough to plant my bed of ‘Moonglow’ tomatoes. This golden-orange tomato has been identified by the Heritage Food Crops Research Trust as having high levels of lycopene (a powerful antioxidant which may help prevent prostate cancer) in a form that is easily absorbable by the human digestive system. HFC hypothesise that all tomatoes were originally golden-orange and contained the beneficial tetracis-lycopene but it is a recessive gene that has been bred out over the centuries. All-trans-lycopene, which is commonly found in today’s red tomatoes (and some yellow ones) must be cooked or added to fats to be absorbed through the intestine.
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