Meet the Kiwi scientists 'colouring in' fruit to help increase its nutritional value

Some of New Zealand's top plant scientists are getting pretty excited at the prospect of 'colouring in' the insides of some fruits.

They're matching the fruits' skin to its flesh to increase its nutritional value - through the magic of gene editing.

The scientists at Plant and Food Research took Seven Sharp along to understand how colour impacts nutrition.

To find out more about how they're 'colouring in' your average blueberry or pear, click on the video above.


Scientists are matching the flesh to the fruit’s skin, and increasing its nutritional value. Source: Seven Sharp