Does strawberry happen blue, blue, purple
Is there such a berry as blue, black, violet or blue strawberry? For many years, it has been reported from various popular sites that scientists have genetically modified pineapple or strawberry varieties associated with it and received a unique GMO berry. Read what is really known on this issue later in the article.
Is there a strawberry variety in blue, blue and purple
Like most myths, there is a scientific basis for this. In 1998, the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Library published an article on the transfer of an Arctic flounder protein gene to strawberries. In 2000, the New York Times wrote about gene fusion.
The work was based on the fact that all organisms use the same genetic material (DNA). Therefore, one can apply the ability to transfer genes between organisms, which usually never cross to obtain new properties. The Arctic flounder antifreeze gene was introduced into strawberries to extend the growing season in northern summer. Some seabirds also have this gene.
However, the type found in Arctic flounder is considered the most effective means that prevents freezing. And of course, this does not make strawberries a fish, just as the use of porcine insulin does not turn people into pigs.
Important! The rule of thumb: if the product is expensive, but you have not seen it whole and live, then there is a high probability that it is an imitation. Check the existence of such a product from other sources.
Based on those old articles, modern publishers write that to obtain a unique shade, scientists combined the seeds of the plant with the genes of Arctic flounder (Liopsetta glacialis). The result of the fusion of the genes was blue or, in some photos, the almost black color of the berries. This is done, ostensibly in order to get strawberries, which, after freezing and subsequent defrosting, do not change their properties.
Make sure that you have a pretty fake. Who bred this original strawberry variety? If in the article you find the name of the company, you cannot find other materials on the Internet that would confirm its actual existence or the presence of scientific development.
It is also worth paying attention to where companies selling miracle seeds come from on popular trading platforms like Ebay or Aliexpress. None of them are world famous seed producers. And most are located in China, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia and other countries with a dubious scientific base.
Further, publishers probably offer to buy seeds and try to grow this wonderful plant. It is assumed that it will grow well and give a high yield. But what is his taste? You will not find in the article something that would say that the author really tried it. It is likely that the description of the taste will be as follows: sweet and sour, very sweet, or “like the usual red varieties”.
Did you know? If the strawberry variety is not a hybrid, then you can grow new plants by simply planting berries in the ground. Each of them contains about 200 seeds.
Where does this color come from
The blue berry in the picture is photoshop. Changing the color to the desired shade in a graphical editor is not so difficult.
Can blue berries be seen live? And this is also possible. For example, automobile antifreeze is colorless, and it acquires a shade thanks to artificial dyes, and not the flounder gene, which is gray in nature. The dye can also be added to berries, having received the necessary shade for advertising purposes.. But strawberries grown from purchased seeds will be ordinary, with a classic red color.
Modern marketing tricks to deceive consumers
Of course, you always want to grow something unique. And articles can be written quite convincingly to encourage you to make a purchase. Therefore, they will appear again and again, advertising:
- wonderful rainbow roses that cannot exist;
- incredible multi-colored rainbow lemons, where each slice has its own color;
- rare square watermelons, which are possible because the growing fruit was placed in a special plastic form and it grew in it;
- square pepper;
- blue, green, blue, orange or purple strawberries.
Important! Selling fake (fake) olive oil is extremely common all over the world. Often it is replaced by other species, for example, rapeseed, containing plant poison — aniline, hazardous to health.
Typically, product marketing gimmicks are aimed at getting you one product or another. And blue strawberry is the largest and most successful fake in the last 20 years. The rest is much simpler, but they bring the owners no less income than the seeds of exotic but not existing plants.
Have you ordered a lobster restaurant? It does exist in nature, but lobsters are much more common, and they are much cheaper. You hardly discern the taste of lobster and lobster meat. Therefore, in a regular mid-range restaurant, do not order exotic products. You just pay a lot more for another, cheaper type of meat or vegetables.
If you still do not read the composition of the products - get yourself this good habit
Less obvious products in the distribution network. Here most frauds are based on a weak legislative framework for product labeling. So in February 2017, a scandal broke out in the United States due to the fact that up to 20% of pulp was found in the Parmesan of one national brand. Consumers were outraged. But they overlooked the fact that the technological requirements of the manufacturing country do not require cheese to be made only from milk.
Do you like fast food? Then you will surely enjoy the McDonald's nuggets made with fresh chicken meat. But the composition of the dish contains about 40 ingredients. And this is hardly indicative of fresh chicken meat. In addition, meat there is only 40%. So the remaining 60% is offal and spices. Surely such a product is not the most useful for the body.
Did you know? Paradoxically, Americans at the same time suffer from obesity and from an insufficient amount of nutrients that enter the body with food.
Even plain white bread is not perfect. Unlike whole grain, it is cleaned, which means it loses fiber and other useful substances. Such bread can increase the level of glucose in the body. Therefore, it should not be used by diabetics. But for the rest it is not too useful.
The desire to buy something unique is natural. But remember that someone has long taken into account your desires. Check the information received from other sources. Do not expect biologically impossible miracles. They simply do not exist. And try to use only those products in the safety of which you are sure.