Super Tomatoes

UA scientists are growing tomatoes that have a high concentration of lycopene, an antioxidant compound. By adding salt to the soil, the tomatoes experience stress, which causes them to produce more lycopene. The study could lead to improved food growing techniques in the U.S. and better nutrition.

See the WebMD video featuring Chieri Kubota, CALS Controlled Environment Agricultural Center, at

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Apr 5 2012