Genetically engineered tomatoes to the rescue…

Juicy red tomatoes are not just pleasing to the eyes and our taste buds, a team of scientists in Brazil and Ireland are now trying bioengineering to use tomatoes for more.

A latest research paper has discussed the potential of tomatoes as a biofactory to produce capsaicinoids. You probably know that capsaicinoids are found abundantly in capsicum and chilli peppers and lend spiciness to cuisines. What’s interesting is that capsaicinoids are used for manufacturing pain-killers, specifically...

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