Scientists at Swiss fruit company Lubera have created a genetically modified apple that fizzes in your mouth. This new variety, called Paradis Sparkling, has big cells in the flesh that release effervescent juices when you bite into them.
According to Lubera, the sensation in the mouth is akin to sipping on a fizzy drink even if the juice itself is still:
Paradise Sparkling explodes in your mouth. When the large cells release their juice, it feels as if CO2 is brought into play. To stay with the analogy: Paradis Sparkling is the first apple that is not 'still', but 'sparkling'!
Is definitely different to any other on the market and the texture is something that people have never eaten before.
Robert Maierhofer, production manager at Lubera, explains how they came up with it:
Sampling trees of this new variety are now for sale for $US55. [Daily Mail]