New tomato variety produces vitamin D

A billion people suffer from a lack of vitamin D. A genetically modified tomato could reduce the problem.

Traditional tomato varieties do not produce vitamin D.


Scientists from Great Britain have developed a vitamin D-rich tomato variety. A medium-sized fruit of the new variety produces as much of the vitamin that is important for bone formation as 2 eggs or 30 grams of tuna, the researchers wrote in the journal last Monday «Nature Plants» published study.

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