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Pink pineapple seeds

How can I store my Pinkglow® Pineapple and what is the shelf life?

Pinkglow® also has a delicious and unique taste, with notes of candy pineapple aromatics. It is also less sour than a traditional pineapple, juicier and sweeter in taste.

Why does the pineapple not have a crown?

Pinkglow® pineapples are harvested at the peak of ripeness and are best eaten shortly after they are purchased. However, we understand you may want to store your pineapple for a few days or have leftovers to save for later. The best way to store your pineapple and how long it will last depends on it if whole or cut and the method that it is stored. So, to ensure top quality flavor and freshness, store your Pinkglow® as follows:

Pinkglow® pineapples are harvested by hand. In order to regenerate new pineapple crops, the crown needs to be planted.

Pinkglow® pineapples contain lycopene, a natural pigment that gives some produce its red color (e.g. tomatoes, watermelon), which makes this product pink.

Where are the pineapples grown?

Pinkglow® pineapples are grown by planting existing pineapple crowns in the ground, allowing new pineapples to grow.

Pinkglow® pineapples grow on a select farm in the South-Central region of Costa Rica, which has the ideal soil and climate for growing pineapples.

Pink pineapple seeds

“The Pinkglow pineapple is a product we are incredibly proud of — not only for its beautiful color and delicious taste, but also because of the care that went into growing and releasing it, as well as the sustainable method we’ve enacted to produce these new pink pineapples.”

The food company, known for those little fruit cups, says the Pinkglow Pineapple is juicier and sweeter than normal pineapples, and takes 2 years to grow in the jungle in Costa Rica.

That might be why they cost $49 each.

In December 2016, the FDA announced they had approved Del Monte’s genetically engineered pineapple.

They are hand-picked in what Del Monte calls “ultra-limited harvests, uniquely and specially grown by the expert growers.” They arrive without their crown; Del Monte farmers remove it to replant in order to cultivate the next crop.

“As a leading supplier of fresh pineapples throughout the world, Fresh Del Monte is committed to continuing to invest in our pineapple research and development program to meet the ever-changing needs of our consumers,” said Pablo Rivero, vice president marketing North America, Fresh Del Monte, in a company statement.

Just in time to bring some color to holiday tables this winter, pink pineapples. No, they are not yellow pineapples dyed pink. They are pink pineapples that are grown that color.

Del Monte has been working on the Pinkglow Pineapple since 2005 and announced they are now for sale.

In their statement at the time, the FDA concluded that 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.