Pink-everything is flooding our social media feeds lately and truth be told, it just adds that oomph to our Instagram post. It's so vibrant and cute and simple, all at the same time.
Because of this craze, pink pineapples are actually a thing now thanks to science.
Del Monte Fresh Produce, one of the world's largest suppliers of fresh and prepared produce, has changed the fruit game with this new invention. All they did was tone down some of the genes to keep the fruit pinker and sweeter. So yes, the tropical fruit is genetically engineered.
"(Del Monte) submitted information to the agency to demonstrate that the pink flesh pineapple is as safe and nutritious as its conventional counterparts," the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said, according to NBC News. "[The] new pineapple has been genetically engineered to produce lower levels of the enzymes already in conventional pineapple that convert 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 "extra sweet pink flesh pineapple," as labeled by the company, has been grown in Costa Rica since late 2016, but has already been spotted in many tropical spots, such as Hawaii and Jamaica, as noted by Pop Sugar.
Just look at it. We get it now.
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