Pink Pineapples Are Now a Thing & Yes, They're Edible

By: Chris Debbins

May 26, 2017

Back in the day, we used to buy food because we were hungry and it provided nourishment. Now, some of us buy food based on how “Instagrammable” it is, right?

Well, here’s a new food that you’ll want to share photos of on Instagram. Introducing the PINK PINEAPPLE. No, you're not crazy. It IS actually pink. Yes, it’s safe to eat. The FDA approved it back in December to be sold in stores. 

I had no idea there was such a thing. What? Wha-whaaat?? I read up on pink pineapples and apparently Del Monte received FDA approval to genetically engineer pineapples in Costa Rica last year to make them pink. This was growing in the yard of an unoccupied house in my neighborhood in Indonesia. Just growing right in the curbside. You guys ever seen these? Am I just waaay out of touch? #pinkpineapples

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The pink color is created through genetic modification from a chemical called lycopene. 

---- #PinkPineapples are real! The unicorn of the vegetation world. . . . (Tho they're probably not good for you)

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Apparently, lycopene makes the pineapples sweeter too. By the way, the inside of the pineapple is pink too.

Pink pineapples ---- #pinkpineapples #pineapples #wedding #bouquet #florida #photography

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