Our first product will be a tomato with 4-5 times of GABA content compared to typical tomatoes.
GABA is one of the amino acids and are known to be inhibitory neurotransmitter.
It has been reported to be effective in lowering blood pressure of patients with high blood pressure and contributing stress-reducing.
Tomatoes currently on the market have increased GABA by cultivation methods such as using water stress. This method is labor intensive and results in low yields.
Through genome editing technology, we have successfully modified a part of the GABA synthase gene to enhance its activity.
The content of GABA is much higher than available conventional HIGH GABA tomato by normal condition, so just one or two tomato fruits a day with a side dish is expected to help prevent mild or normal hypertension.