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Pinkglow™, Del Monte's Pink Pineapple Now Available

October 21, 2020
Photo Source: Pinkglow Pineapple

After more than 15 years, Pinkglow™ Pineapple, the pink pineapple from Fresh Del Monte is now commercially available. A product of bioengineering, Pinkglow™ Pineapples contain lycopene, a natural pigment that gives some produce its red color (e.g. tomatoes, watermelon), which makes this pineapple pink.

Pinkglow™ Pineapples are grown on a select farm in the South-Central region of Costa Rica, which has the ideal soil and climate for growing pineapples. They are grown by planting existing pineapple crowns in the ground. These pineapples are said to have a delicious and unique taste, with notes of candy pineapple aromatics, and are also less sour than a traditional pineapple, juicier and sweeter in taste. Currently, Fresh Del Monte is the only company that grows this unique pink pineapple variety.

For more details, visit the Pinkglow Pineapples website.

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