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The Purple Tomato:  antioxidants, color, taste

The purple color reflects the increased antioxidant content and presents a beautiful color and contrast on the plate, with a deep tomato taste.  

The Purple Tomato from Norfolk Healthy Produce

US Regulatory Path Completed: USDA Sept 2022 & FDA June 2023. 

See press release here.

Find our PURPLE TOMATO at these farmers markets and restaurants

Native Fine Diner
Greenville NC

Leavenworth Market
Leavenworth KS

Smiths Gardentown
Wichita Falls TX

Taylor Garden 
Williamston NC

Overland Pk Market
Overland Park KS

Gilbert Orchard Stand
Wheatland CA

Leroy James Market
Greenville NC

Green Thumbs Up
Leavenworth KS

Wheatland Farmers Mkt
Wheatland CA

Dowdy Park Market
Nags Head NC

Red Sun Farms
Dublin VA

Braeutigam Orchards
Belleville IL

In the News

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MAY 16, 2024

FRESH PLAZA 

Prior to launching, demand for purple tomato already exceeds supply
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MAY 22, 2023

AGFUNDER

GM tomatoes are coming back, but this time they’re purple, and packed with new health benefits
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September 28, 2022

FOOD & WINE

USDA Approves Genetically Modified, Antioxidant-Rich Purple Tomato
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MARCH 2, 2022

FAST COMPANY

Behold the Purple
Tomato, a New
Designer Super Fruit
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FEBRUARY 6, 2024 

NPR

Gardeners can now grow a genetically modified purple tomato made with snapdragon DNA
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Mar 24, 2023

FORBES

This Company’s GMO Will Help Feed The World, By Being Eaten
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SEPTEMBER 17, 2022

CNN

A new, genetically modified purple tomato may hit the grocery market stands
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JULY 20, 2021

THE NEW YORK TIMES

Learning to Love GMOs
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JUNE 20, 2023

U.S. FOOD & DRUG ADMINISTRATION

FDA consultation completed: Increased levels of anthocyanins in the fruit
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JANUARY 18, 2023

EATINGWELL

What Are Purple Tomatoes and Are They Healthy?
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SEPTEMBER 6, 2022

US DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

APHIS Issues First Regulatory Status Review Response: Norfolk Plant Sciences’ Purple Tomato
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