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Scientific Name: Lycopersicon pimpinellifolium

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Lycopersicon pimpinellifolium
Lycopersicon pimpinellifolium


  • Annual
  • Red Currant is a very heavy-yielding, long-season variety (indeterminate plant) that sets enormous clusters of fruit from early season onward.
  • The tiny grape-like clusters of red currant tomatoes are juicy and have a sweet, intense tomato flavor.
  • The vines must be supported by a trellish.
  • Needs well-drained soil in full sun.

Culinary Uses

  • Put Red Currant tomatoes onto appetizers and other small-serving dishes.
  • Scatter it freely into salads, and float it on tomato-based soups!

Parts Used

  • The fruit.

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • Regular consumption of tomato reduces cholesterol by decreasing the levels of LDL cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood.
  • The lycopene in tomato is a carotenoid and an antioxidant - it protects the heart against cardiovascular diseases by preventing serum lipid oxidation.
  • Contains large amounts of vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium and iron.
  • Potassium plays a vital role in maintaining nerve health and iron is essential for maintaining normal blood health.
  • Contains small amounts of vitamin E, the B vitamins, thiamine, copper, phosphorus, magnesium, niacin and folate.
  • Also contains Vitamin K which is essential in blood clotting and controls bleeding.
  • Counters the effect of cigarette smoke - it contains coumaric acid and chlorogenic acid that fight against nitrosamines which are produced in the body and are the main carcinogens found in cigarette smoke.
  • Vitamin A aids in improving vision, preventing night-blindness and macular degeneration.
  • Tomato keeps the digestive system (gut) healthy by preventing both constipation and diarrhea, prevents jaundice and removes toxins from the body.
  • It reduces the risk of developing hypertension and alleviates diabetes by reducing the oxidative stress in type 2 diabetes.
  • Aids in maintaining healthy teeth, bones, hair and skin.
  • Reduces urinary tract infections and bladder cancer.
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