Tomatoes With Hints of Lemon & Rose Please {The 5th Sense in the News}


Israeli researchers have succeeded in incorporating aromas of lemon and rose into a new kind of GM tomato.

The transgenic tomato includes a gene from a variety of lemon basil, Ocimum basilicum, that produces an aroma-making enzyme called geraniol synthase, Efraim Lewinsohn of Newe Yaar Research Centre and colleagues report......

These tomatoes are also paler due to the 50%  reduction of lycopene in them, considered to be an antioxidant with health benefits.

You know, you can always add a few edible rose petals or a dash of rose water and lemon juice into your salad if you want to experience the lemrosato before it makes it to your supermarket, if it ever gets there.

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