Fascinating Facts About Pineapple: 1 Pineapple A Day Keep The Worries Away

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When life gives you lemons, sell them and buy a pineapple

You all may have heard that saying “Spiky on the outside, but sweet on the inside”, that’s what our very delicious and amazingly sweet fruit pineapple is. It looks spiky from the outside but actually, when you cut it you get a sweet fruit from the core. This tropical fruit not only looks awesome but is awesome too when we see its benefits. Nutrition-wise a raw pulp is 13% carbohydrates, 86% water, and 0.5% protein with negligible fat. It is also a rich source of manganese (44% Daily Value, DV) and vitamin C (58% DV). Either eaten raw or taken in the form of juices or used for some mind-blowing dishes, it goes well with all variations. And now when you are reading about pineapple there is much more to know about this tropical spiky crown fruit. So, have a look at some fascinating facts.

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Fascinating Facts About Pineapple

  1. In 1398 the word ‘Pineapple’ was actually a description of ‘pine cones’.
  2. The pineapple plant is a tropical fruit that is indigenous to South America.
  3. American colonists regarded pineapples as a luxurious treat because of their rarity and cost.
  4. This tropical fruit can take up to 3 years to grow and become mature on a plant.
  5. The pineapple is harvested slightly before it fully ripens because; it becomes difficult to store it and is very perishable.
  6. A fully ripe pineapple will stay for a maximum of 2 days under normal conditions and maximum for a week under refrigerated conditions.
  7. Do you know!!! Just one pineapple is produced by a single plant in a single season.
  8. Hummingbird is responsible for pollination of pineapples. While even bats can pollinate Pineapples
  9. It’s interesting to know that more than 200 flowers are produced by a single pineapple plant which has their individual scales like fruits. The individual fruits together form a single pineapple.
  10. The skins, core and ends of a pineapple are used to make a number of products such as vinegar, alcohol and animal food.
  11. Contains an enzyme called bromelain making the fruit useful as a digestive aid and an effective anti-inflammatory.
  12. This bromelain can degrade meat so; it is believed that if you put a piece of pineapple in your mouth it will start eating you. Isn’t this strange!!!
  13. Surprisingly a pineapple is not an apple, or pine. It’s actually a berry.
  14. In Spanish, pineapples are called piña.
  15.  In the wild, pineapple plants can live & fruit for up to 50 years.
  16. It is easy to grow pineapple plants by slicing off the top of a pineapple and planting it in soil.
  17. The heaviest pineapple recorded weighed 8.06 kilograms. E. Kamuk, a man from the Ais Village in West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, grew the fruit that earned a Guinness World Record.
  18. The largest pineapple recorded was 32 centimeters long and 66 centimeters wide.
  19. In 2011, Christina McCallum of Bakewell, Australia weighed the gigantic fruit at 8.28 kilograms.
  20. If you want to make your pineapple softer and juicier, keep it at room temperature for 1 or 2 days before cutting.
  21. The Hawaiian word for pineapple is “halakahiki”.
  22. South Asia is the biggest producer of pineapples.
  23. It’s plants look like giant, buried pineapples.
  24. There are more than a hundred varieties of pineapples that grow in varying sizes.
  25. Interestingly in the 18th century, pineapples served as a status symbol in England. People even rent one for the evening just to use it as an accessory to a party.
  26. The most expensive pineapple recorded was worth $12,800. It was grown in horse manure in Britain.
  27. Pineapples are international symbols of welcome, gate posts and door frames often have pineapples to signal a welcome. They are a symbolic way of saying “you are perfect” when presented to someone.
  28. It is not only edible but also serves as a raw material in the manufacturing of fabrics.
  29. Amazing to know that pineapple field’s workers do not have fingerprints.
  30. The juice of the pineapple is the main ingredient in cocktails such as the piña colada and in the drink tepache.

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