A mother was disconcerted after an orange that she cut for her son turned purple during the night.
Brisbane woman Neti Moffitt cut an orange she bought at a local fruit and vegetable store for her son to eat.
He did not eat all the orange and the leftovers were left on the kitchen counter at night. When Mrs. Moffitt woke up the next morning, she discovered that the slices had turned purple.
A mother has woken up with a strange spectacle when the orange she had cut for her son turned purple during the night
Mrs. Moffitt told Daily Mail Australia about the five oranges she bought, this was the only one that had changed color.
"My two-year-old son ate half and the other half sat on the bench in a bowl with a lemon cut at home," he said.
"When I discovered that the orange had turned purple the next morning, I immediately checked my son, that I am happy to report that he is healthy and has not been affected.
Brisbane woman Neti Moffitt (pictured) cut an orange she bought at a local fruit and vegetable store for her son to eat
"Then I rummaged through the garbage and took out the three segments that my son had eaten, which were even more purple, a truly fantastic indigo color."
I was anxious to discover the cause of the purple color.
"Then I went looking for answers online, but all I could find was the only case reported three years ago, absolutely no other information," he said.
His next step was to contact Queensland Health, who sent an investigator to retrieve the purple orange.
"I called QLD Health, who were very excited to hear about another case and could not find anything with the first case," he said.
"They came to collect the orange, another orange from the same store, the homegrown lemon, the knife used to cut the orange and a steel recently used to sharpen the knife."
Immediately, Mrs. Moffitt was afraid that whatever it was that had caused the oranges to change color could also have caused her son's illness, but fortunately she was fine and her "was not drama". with your health.
"They have promised a full disclosure with the results that I do not anticipate hearing for a few months."
Despite the incident, Ms. Moffitt said she would still enjoy happy oranges in the future.
"I'm still happily eating oranges and definitely not boycotting the oranges or the local f & v (fruit and vegetable store) from where they were purchased," he said.
She said that when she arrived she was visibly moved by the new find, she took both the orange and the knife to cut it.
They also asked him what other fruit trees he had around the house, but at this time they had no idea what might have caused the color change.
His next step was to contact Queensland Health, who sent an investigator to retrieve the purple orange without theories about what caused the discoloration.
"But they are puzzled, they are absolutely perplexed." No one knows what caused it, "he told ABC News.
An almost identical incident occurred in 2015 with another orange inexplicably turning purple after being cut and set aside.
The scientists carried out tests on that orange and a spokesman for the Queensland Environmental Health Branch told 9 News that there were no indications of artificial colors.
& # 39; Tests were also performed to determine the presence of iodine. No iodine tests were found, "the spokesperson said.
At that time the experts saw the fruit and none of them could give an explanation and hoped that this new finding could discover the mystery behind the strange discoloration.