Research into health-giving compounds of apple and tomato varieties
We have commissioned organisations such as Plant and Food Research, a New Zealand Crown Research Institute, to assess certain natural compounds in plant varieties. The research has revealed very high levels of phytonutrients that that improve human health;
- An outstanding heritage apple, Monty Surprise, contains high levels of phytonutrients that through cell culture testing have been shown to be highly effective at suppressing the proliferation of cancer cells, further research information – Monty’s Research
- Some heritage varieties of golden/orange tomato contain a particular form of lycopene that is easily absorbed into the body when eaten raw (unlike modern red tomatoes which need to be cooked to facilitate absorption) .
We promote apple and tomato varieties that are the best in the world for human health
The Trust works with everyone to grow, save, consume and distribute these beneficial plant varieties for health.