Saturday, 27 May 2017

If You Like Fresh Cold Pineapples,

to snack on, and I do,

there is a treat around the corner for us, Del Monte Fresh Produce, one of the world’s largest produce suppliers, has been working on pink pineapple for over a decade, and in December of last year, the company got permission from the FDA to sell them in the United States. Del Monte has already partnered with Dole, to have the new pink fruit grown in Costa Rica and Hawaii,

Del Monte’s scientists have genetically engineered the new pineapple variety to produce lower levels of an enzyme present in conventional pineapple that converts the pink pigment lycopene to the yellow pigment beta carotene. “Lycopene is the pigment that makes tomatoes red and watermelons pink, so it is commonly and safely consumed,” the FDA said in a statement, and not only do they look good Del Monte have stated the the new look pineapple with be sweeter than a normal pineapple, so maybe in the next few months they will find their way over here, yummy!

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