The Heritage Food Crops Research Trust is a charitable trust, established to research the early prevention and treatment of disease through the medicinal properties of plant-based food and natural plant-based medicine.
The Monty’s Surprise apple
Research coordinator Mark Christensen is credited with the discovery of the ‘anti-cancer’ apple, Monty’s Surprise.
The Trust has investigated the anti-cancer properties and preventative benefits of the Monty’s Surprise apple variety, and now promotes the growing and distribution of this very special variety.
Research into the nutritional benefits and cancer preventative properties of tomatoes, which has led to evidence suggesting that “Golden Orange” heirloom tomatoes that contain the more bio-available tetra-cis-lycopene could be superior for human health.
Searching for, preserving and distributing heirloom bean varieties.
Plums & Peaches
Research into the nutritional benefits of heritage plums and peaches.
This research involves importing ancient wheat varieties into New Zealand in order to measure comparable symptoms of any gluten intolerance between bread made with these ancient grains compared to their modern wheat counterparts.