They’ve been in the works for years…now they’re starting to show up at markets.
They are pink pineapples.
The Food and Drug Administration gave approval to the genetically-engineered product late last year. What makes the difference in the new fruit is what’s not there. The new pineapples have less of an enzyme that would normally turn a pink pigment (lycopene) into a yellow pigment (beta carotene).
Lycopene appears naturally in red and pink produce such as tomatoes, papayas and watermelon.
Folks who have tasted the pink pineapples say they are also sweeter than their golden cousins. Check them out in the video above from last December, when they got the FDA OK.
Pink pina colada, anyone?