What appears to be black tomatoes are actually called the ‘Indigo Rose’ and was cultivated by breeding red and purple tomato plants. The new tomato starts out as a normal green fruit, but ripens to a jet-black colour. Scientists in the US bred purple tomatoes contained anthocyanin, an antioxidant said to help fight diabetes and obesity, with normal red varieties.

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