A new coconut flavored pineapple is in production.
Pineapple and coconut seem to go hand in hand.
So it might not come as a surprise that researchers have developed a coconut-flavored pineapple.
For more than ten years, The Department of Agriculture in Australia has been working on creating a new type of pineapple.
Dubbed the AusFestival, the pineapple has a distinct coconut flavor.
It is currently in the last stages of production and expected to be available in 2 years. A horticulturalist, who worked on the new pineapple breed states “It's sweet, low acid, very juicy. When we're doing the breeding, we're not actually looking for a coconut-flavoured pineapple or any other particular flavor.”
Although the coconut flavor was not initially planned, the AusFestival is expected to be a hit with consumers. It will hit store shelves in approximately 2 years.
The pineapple has quite a long history. It is commonly believed that Christopher Columbus initially discovered the pineapple in the late 1400s in Guadeloupe.
Today pineapple is the third most canned fruit.