Ten fun facts about Pineapples


Fact 1
In 1493, Columbus came upon the pineapple and called it 'pina de Indes' meaning 'pine of the Indians".

Fact 2
The top of the pineapple can be planted in soil so a new plant can grow.

Fact 3
The Philippines lead in production of pineapples, with 2,198 kilotons.


Fact 4
In some beliefs, the root or the fruit can be used to induce abortion or menstruation.

Fact 5
A pineapple plant usually produces only one pineapple every two years.

Fact 6
While other fruits can grow within a couple of months, pineapples can take about 18 months.

Fact 7
Pineapples contain bromelaine, an enzyme that is good for digestion and helps suppress coughs and loosen mucus.

Fact 8
A pineapple that has a lot of scales on its outer layer is said to be sweeter and juicier.

Fact 9
While the juice from the fruit can reduce plaque growth it is also an old remedy for morning sickness.

Fact 10
It is made up of multiple fruit, which is a fruit made from a cluster of different flowers.


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A tropical plant from the Bromeliaceae family.

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