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These Pink Pineapples Are Popping Up Everywhere

Move over, yellow!

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31 May 2017

Pink Pineapples

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It’s a fashion mandate that everything looks pretty in pink – even pineapples. If you’re wondering what are we talking about then behold the prettiest pink in town: The genetically modified rose-coloured pineapples that are causing a pink frenzy on Instagram these days.

The exotic beauties have been in the development since 2005 but their pretty pictures are now winning the internet everywhere.

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Are They Healthy?

Totally! Patented by fruit producer Del Monte, the GMO level in these babies has an FDA approval.

The rose-coloured blush is the result of lower levels of enzymes as compared to that in conventional pineapples. This engineered modification converts the pink pigment lycopene to the yellow pigment beta carotene. Lycopene is the pigment that makes tomatoes red and watermelons pink.

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Long story short: They’re absolutely safe to consume.

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Those who've been lucky enough to taste it, describe it as "extra sweet pink flesh pineapple."

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The fruit is not yet available for consumption but just imagine the pink possibilities! Pina Coladas, salads, fresh juices, cocktails..go pink!