13 interesting facts about pineapple you might want to know

There are many advantages and disadvantages of pineapple that you ought to know to get the most out of this tasty tropical fruit.

1. The word "pineapple" in English is originated from the Spanish word "piña", which was first used in 1398 for a pinecone. Three hundred years later, the word "pinecone" came into being, so "pineapple" was officially the word for the yellow pineapple we know today.

2. Pineapple was discovered in 1493 by Europeans on the island of Guadalupe, in the Caribbean Sea.

3. Initial efforts by Europeans to grow pineapples all failed until they realized that the fruit needed a tropical climate to grow. By the end of the 16th century, Portuguese and Spanish explorers introduced pineapples to colonies in Asia, Africa, and the South Pacific.


4. Because pineapple is so perishable, fresh pineapple was a rare commodity for colonies in North America. Pineapple covered in sugar used to be a luxury dish and fresh pineapple evidently became a symbol of power and social class.

5. Pineapple was first planted in Hawaii in the 18th century. Hawaii is also the only state in the United States that is able to grow pineapples.

6. Other countries that produce pineapple for commercial purposes are Thailand, the Philippines, China, Brazil and Mexico.


7. It takes 3 years for a pineapple plant to mature.

8. The pineapple industry uses all parts of pineapple. Its peels, cores and leaves are used to produce a variety of products such as vinegar, alcoholic beverages and animal feeds.

9. Pineapple is an extremely nutritious fruit. About the chemical composition, in 100g pineapple we have 90.5g of water, 0.8g of protein, 1g of organic acid, 6.5g of carbohydrate, 15mg of calcium, 17mg of phosphorus, 0.5mg of iron, 24mg of vitamin C and other vitamins such as vitamin B1, B2, PP, carotene...


10. Pineapple is a nutritious fruit that is good for your health. In particular, they contain nutrients that enhance the regeneration and restore elasticity of the skin. A research has shown that the enzyme of pineapple is capable of treating heart disease, since it can melt the blood clots that lead to heart attack. People with high blood pressure should eat pineapple to avoid the risk of blood clots, which lead to stroke. In addition, eating pineapple daily will be good for the digestive system, increase the immune system, fight arthritis and oxidation, and especially help women have beautiful and smooth skin.

11. People should be really careful when eating pineapple as this fruit can cause poisoning or so-called allergy, which are very dangerous and even capable of leading to death in serious cases.

12. Pineapple is capable of regulating blood pressure. The potassium found in pineapple can reduce the pressure on the blood vessels. They also help relieve tension and high blood pressure.

13. Pineapple is the second most favorite tropical fruit in the world.

By: James Paquin

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