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World’s first ‘sparkling’ apple

Paradis Sparkling apple
The world’s first ‘sparkling’ apple fizzes in the mouth when eaten.

Scientists have created the world’s first ‘sparkling’ apple that fizzes in the mouth when eaten. When the apple is bitten into, the cells in the flesh of the fruit release juices akin to having a mouthful of a fizzy drink.

One of the two varieties used to breed the new apple is called Resi — an East German specimen known for its sweet texture. Swiss firm Lubera mixed Resi with the variety Pirouette to create the new apple called Paradis Sparkling. The new breed took years to perfect by trial and error genetic modification.