Scientists Create Pineapple That Tastes Like Coconut

They didn't do it on purpose

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 6, 2012 4:25 PM CST | Updated Dec 9, 2012 8:26 AM CST
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(Newser) – Prepare yourself, world, because the next advancement in pineapple technology is here. After more than a decade of work, Australian researchers have managed to create a new coconut-flavored pineapple, ABC News reports. It's called AusFestival, and the senior horticulturalist in charge of the project is convinced it'll be a big hit. "Taste tests tell us that AusFestival is a winner," he explains. "It has this lovely coconut flavor, which you won't find in any other pineapple in Australia. It's sweet, low acid, very juicy."

He explains that the team wasn't trying to specifically create a coconut-flavored pineapple. "We're looking for a nice flavored pineapple." Commercial developers are currently in the process of multiplying this wonder fruit, and expect it to be available to the public in about two years.

You put the, er, pineapple in the coconut and drink them both up?
You put the, er, pineapple in the coconut and drink them both up?   (Shutterstock)
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