British experts have successfully experimented with gene editing of tomatoes to add vitamin D to them, after which tomatoes may now be used as a source of vitamin D.
According to a study by experts from Johns Hopkins University in the British state of England, published in the medical journal Nature, tomatoes have been transformed using CrisperCass 9 gene editing technology.
Experts have used this method to block the bacteria that convert the protein D-3 in tomato leaves into cholesterol, after which the plant will now transfer vitamin D-3 to tomatoes.
If the leaves of the plant convert vitamin D3 into ripe tomatoes in the form of vitamin D3 instead of converting it into cholesterol, one tomato would contain 28 grams of fish or the equivalent of two eggs of vitamin D.
After a successful experiment by experts, the British government will now approve the production of new tomatoes by making changes in the rules of agricultural production and it will be seen whether vitamin D3 is transmitted in tomatoes or not.
Generally, vitamin D3 is obtained from sunlight or rays all over the world and it is from sunlight that tomato leaves get vitamin D3, but when tomatoes are grown in the plant, vitamin D3 cholesterol or Turns into other bacteria.
But now scientists have successfully tested the presence of vitamin D3 in tomatoes in their own form by gene editing in tomato leaves.
According to the BBC, the British state of England will soon start cultivating genetically modified tomatoes through agricultural reforms, after which the amount of vitamin D3 in them will be seen.
If the experiment is successful and vitamin D3 is found in tomatoes, it will be the most unique experiment in the history of medicine and people will start using tomatoes as medicine.
While vitamin D deficiency causes bone pain, muscle cramps, joint problems and toothache, it also increases the risk of cancer, including infertility.
Millions of people around the world suffer from vitamin D deficiency and people continue to take food supplements and medicines to prevent it.