The Pineapple Just Got a Color Change and the FDA Approved It

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Forget everything you know about the color of the fruit of pineapple.

In shocking shade news, the FDA has given Del Monte the green light to grow genetically modified pink pineapples, according to NBC News.

While that sounds pretty whacky, the FDA says the made over pineapples simply “have some genes toned down to keep the flesh of the fruit pinker.” The pink produce is grown in Costa Rica and will come with the label “extra sweet pink flesh pineapple.” There’s also a side effect: This version is sweeter.

“(Del Monte) submitted information to the agency to demonstrate that the pink flesh pineapple is as safe and nutritious as its conventional counterparts,” the FDA said. “(Del Monte’s) 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.”

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