Tomato's original colour was orange and now it's making a superfood comeback

The orange — or golden — tomato is believed to be the first ever tomato, exported from Mexico to the rest of the world 500 years ago.

According to New Zealand scientists at Heritage Food Crops Research Trust (HFCRT), these tomatoes may be a superfood that has amazing health benefits when eaten both raw or cooked.

Over the centuries, cross-breeding and consumer appeal turned the fruit from orange to red, where it mainly stayed.

A Tasmanian horticulturalist has tracked down and imported over 30 varieties of the original tomato family.

Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens horticulturalist Margot White has been in touch with New Zealand scientists at HFCRT who have been researching the original orange varieties and their health benefits.

​Read more (Tas Country Hour)​

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