Pink Pineapples Exist, And They’re Just As Tasty As They Are Pretty!
We eat a ton of fruit in my family, and I always get so excited when my favorites are in season. Bananas, strawberries, and peaches are at the top of the list, but my absolute favorite fruit is undoubtedly the pineapple. In addition to how delicious they are, every time I buy a pineapple, it’s like bringing a little slice of tropical paradise into our home. So you can only imagine my utter delight when I learned that there is such a thing as pink pineapples. And no, they’re not a product of Photoshop!
According to Delish, pink pineapples have been in the making for around 12 years, but they’re now available for purchase and consumption from big fruit companies like Dole and Del Monte. Although pink pineapples aren’t found in nature, they are FDA approved and completely safe to eat. The pineapples were “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,” explains the FDA.
While there are many edited photos of pink pineapples floating around the internet, the real ones are a baby pink in color, not fuchsia like many edited images. As for taste, apparently they are even sweeter and slightly juicier than our friend the yellow pineapple. Sign me up!
While it doesn’t appear you can buy these pink pineapples in grocery stores as of yet, you can order them online from Del Monte here. I’m obviously excited to try a pink pineapple on its own – but I’m even more excited for how beautiful my summer cocktails will be with a pink pineapple slice as a garnish!