The latest trend in vegetables are very high in anti-oxidants dark and purple or so called "Black" vegetables.
The dark pigments responsible for the purplish
tones are called anthocyanins, a type of phytonutrient, or plant
compound, hailed for its potential disease-fighting benefits. Studies
suggest anthocyanins may help reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes
and certain types of cancer. Some evidence indicates these purple
pigments may protect our brain as we age.
Being the darkest of all black tomato's, Indigo
Rose (derived from P20 line) has beautiful eye-catching hues of deep
purple where sunshine hits to red/orange where a leaf or stem shields an
area from the sun.
The saladette sized fruits are excellent in salads or snacking. Fruit
is from tennis ball down to ping pong ball size, has a nice fruity
flavor and is quite variable. When sliced it looks just like a plum with
its deep red flesh.
Difficult to find, black skinned heritage/heirloom cherry tomato.
Delicious! The one-word description I use to describe the
Black Cherry Tomato. Full of rich, sweet flavor for which black tomatoes
are known, with the convenient size of the cherry tomato. Fruits are
about 1 ½" in diameter, perfect round true cherry tomato shape, and deep
red-black in color with tender skins and medium-thick walls. Large,
vigorous, indeterminate 4-8' plants set forth a bountiful harvest of
these unique gems. Great snack right off the vine, delicious in salads,
pasta dishes, or roasted, can be dried, canned or frozen also.