The ripe fruits of the sun-loving
are usually bright to deep red, though there are
also rarer, pale yellowish and green fruiting plants, yet all fruits turn
brown when ripening and are dark brown after having expelled their seeds.
These seeds have
a reddish membrane that yields a
yellow to orange or red dye, which
is used in numerous commercial and
industrial processes, e.g. to make
lipstick and as a food additive for
as well as cheese.