This blue was purely unintentional as scientists wanted to figure out a way to protect strawberries from frost and found that a gene in “Artic Flounder Fish” produced antifreeze properties to protect itself from freezing waters. The result of genetically modifying this gene created a shockingly blue fruit that can withstand very cold temperatures and won’t turn into mush in your freezers. >> That is craziness!
Blue Strawberry Basil Ice-cream is so fresh and perfect for summer days! To be honest the first time I heard of the pairing, basil in ice-cream or in lemonade I thought, whhhhhy?? but actually its sooooo fresh tasting. You don't taste the basil really! Let me know if ya like it! Recipe below!
Blue Strawberry - A genetically modified organism. It wasn’t engineered that way, it was actually created to withstand freezing temperatures. When scientists discovered the Arctic Flounder produces antifreeze to protect itself in frigid water, they wondered what would happen if they introduced the gene that produces the antifreeze in to a strawberry plant. A blue berry was an unexpected side effect.