[NAFEX] Apples with sorbitol
Lon J. Rombough
lonrom at hevanet.com
Mon Feb 27 09:54:11 EST 2006
1.36 Diet apples for diet freaks
20 February 2006
Translated by Mark Hutcko, CheckBiotech
US researchers have developed a transgenic apple tree which bears
fruits sweetened with sorbitol.
US researchers have developed a technique which reduces the calories
in an apple by about one half. With the help of genetic engineering,
they changed the metabolism of apple trees, so they would store
sorbitol instead of fructose in the fruit.
Submitted by Robert.Derham at unibas.ch
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