We Finally Know Why That Orange in Australia Bizarrely Turned Purple

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According to (This article and its images were originally posted on ScienceAlert September 25, 2018 at 10:23PM.)

Scientists in Australia have solved a bizarre mystery from earlier in the month, when a mother in Queensland found that orange slices she’d cut up for her two-year-old son had puzzlingly transformed overnight.

Hours after being segmented, these orange chunks were no longer orange, but had morphed into a vibrant purple. The fruit reportedly had tasted perfectly normal, but nobody had an explanation for the surreal colour change.

“For the rest of the day and overnight they continued to develop this really amazing indigo colour,” the mother, Neti Moffitt of Keperra, Brisbane told The Sydney Morning Herald at the time.

“Everyone is so utterly intrigued and desperate to find the answer.”

Now, it looks like the mystery has been solved.

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This article and its images were originally posted on [ScienceAlert] September 25, 2018 at 10:23PM. Credit to the original author and ScienceAlert | ESIST.T>G>S Recommended Articles Of The Day.

 

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