Are you prepared for summer? This pink pineapples will add bright colors to your summer.
Pink pineapples have taken a while to get where they are today. According to Delish, the fruit has been in development since 2005 by Del Monte Foods and is being grown in Costa Rica.
As of last December the Rosé pineapple, as Del Monte calls the variety, has been officially approved for consumption by the FDA and they are more than ready to jump into your summer photos.
According to NBC News, the pinkness comes from changing the level of certain enzymes within pineapples. It converts pink pigment lycopene into the yellow pigment we are more used to seeing. Lycopene is also the same substance that gives tomatoes and watermelons their redness. So the more lycopene in the fruit, the pinker it appears. Del Monte asserts that these pineapples have an “extra sweet pink flesh.”
Pink pineapples is also showing up at flower markets. This proves that pink pineapples may not be just for eating but for floral arrangements as well.