Not so many people have heard about the black tomato, but it is quite incredible plant with extremely high levels of vitamins and antioxidants. It is also known as “Indigo Rose”, and highly potent in cancer prevention and treatment due to the antioxidant anthocyanin contained in the plant. Anthocyanin is also considered to be very helpful in fighting against diabetes and obesity.
This owner of Plant World Seeds called Ray Brown, 66, came across with this peculiar veggie when a customer sent him a package labeled as “black tomato”. Here what Ray says, quote: “I thought it was a joke, but when I planted the seeds and fruits grew I was very shocked by the production.”
The unusual colour comes from the black pigment which appears when exposed to sunlight. The taste is rather peculiar, strong; tastes like smoky barbecue flavor. Yet, extremely healthy, a vegetable that still has to be researched promising to give many other health benefits.