Scientists breed black tomato

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The 'Black Galaxy' tomato. [Agencies]

The "Black Galaxy" tomato. [Agencies]

Israeli horticulturists have developed a gothic crossbreed of tomato that is red on the inside, black on the out, Daily Mail reported.

To create the "Black Galaxy" tomato, the breeders crossbred tomatoes with wild varieties. The dark color comes from a pigment similar to one found in blueberries. The pigment is photosensitive, so the longer the tomato is left on the vine in the sun, the darker it gets.

In fact, developers say it may even be more nutritious as the unique pigment is very highly concentrated in antioxidants and Vitamin C, known to boost the immune system. The tomatoes will be aimed at luxury hotel market due to its unique color.

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