Black tomatoes, or sometimes referred to as purple tomatoes, are tomatoes that have been bred to produce high levels of anthocyanins, a class of pigments responsible for the blue and purple colours of many fruits, including blueberries, blackberries and chokeberries
Black tomato is a vegetable that uses anthocyanin – antioxidant that can help in the fight against cancer because it kills cancer cells.
It was first grown in Great Britain. It was found by Ray Brown (66 year old gardener). One of his clients sent him a package with sign “black tomato”. He decided to plant the seed and the tomato that grew was pretty fascinating,
The unusual color comes from black color’s pigment which affects the tomato when it is in the sun. Its taste is very strong.
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