Indigo Rose: The Tomato That Fights Free Radicals

Photo: Victor Prado/New York Magazine

Good news for those who want their tomatoes to stop resting on their lycopene laurels and start acting more like blueberries. A striking new purple variety called Indigo Rose developed at Oregon State University contains significantly high amounts of the antioxidant anthocyanin. So how do they taste? Good, not great, but think of the potential to offset the detrimental effects of late-season BLT binges (at Norwich Meadow Farms stand at Union Square Greenmarket).