There are numerous examples of albino animals, including snakes, birds, fish, mammals---humans too. Apparently this comes from some a genetic defect that results in lack of pigment.
What about plants? Obviously a lack of chloraphyl would be fatal for a plant, so I'm imagining the seed or fruit being white. Does this exist in nature?
Edit: I'm thinking of fruit/seeds that are not normally white.
Note the wiki page I cited has only 2 paragraphs on this:
In plants, albinism is characterised by partial or complete loss of chlorophyll pigments and incomplete differentiation of chloroplast membranes. Albinism in plants interferes with photosynthesis, which can reduce survivability. Some plant variations may have white flowers or other parts. However, these plants are not totally devoid of chlorophyll. Terms associated with this phenomenon are "hypochromia" and "albiflora".
That last part seems what I'm interested in, but the cite is a dead link.
Later in the article:
The primary function of pigments in plants is photosynthesis, which uses the green pigment chlorophyll along with several red and yellow pigments including porphyrins, carotenoids, anthocyanins and betalains.
No cite there and not much info anyway.
So are white seeds or fruit found in nature?
If you're curious, I originally thought of this as an alternative way of getting white chocolate from an albino cocoa bean, and maybe even a white coffee bean too.