Del Monte Pineapples Go Pink

Pinkglow pineapples, the pink-fleshed fruit that the food company Fresh Del Monte has been cultivating since 2005 in Costa Rica, are now more widely available from major grocers. (And the price is starting to inch down.) It’s not just about the color; they’re deliciously sweeter and have less acid than regular pineapples. But if G.M.O.s are on your no-fly list, you can move on. The company’s website for the pineapples says: “This product was made possible through bioengineering.” In its statement approving the pineapple in 2016, the Food and Drug Administration said: “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 pineapples are sold without leaves because the crowns are used to propagate the fruit.

Pinkglow Pineapples, $12.99 each, $75.95 for six from Baldor Food,; about $30 each from Melissa’s, Tropical Fruit Box and Full Moon Fruits. They’re also sold at some supermarkets, including Wegman’s.

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