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Nutritional facts

Here where I live on one of the beautiful islands of the Bahamas, pineapples are a popular fruit that is mostly grown on the Island of Eleuthera. Some of the many dishes and desserts that we use pineapple in are tropical conch salad, pineapple tart, pineapple upside down cake, pineapple daiquiri etc.

We will be looking at some very interesting facts about pineapple. To learn more about pineapple click this link. Garden fruits and vegetables.

Fun facts

1. You can cut the top or head off a pineapple, and guess what?

That head or top will blossom and grow into a full juicy pineapple.

2. Christopher Columbus discovered this fruit in 1493 when he set foot on one of the Caribbean Islands.

3. Pineapples are in the family of the bromeliads.

4. There is a pineapple plant that grows pineapples but the fruit is not edible. Instead, the plant is used for garden designs.

5. Costa Rica is known for its mass production of pineapples.

6. It is believed that pineapple is a berry.

7. Pineapple is a tropical fruit.

8. It takes over 2 years for a pineapple to mature.

9. Pineapple is a bunch of fruitlets fused together.

10. Many years ago Hawaii was the largest producer of pineapples.

Vitamin Content

Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, manganese, folate, dietary fiber, pantothenic acid and Vitamin C.

NATURAL CALM

Health benefits

 

Pineapple has a great taste. But besides the great taste, the vitamin content is an added plus to a diet of pineapples. Now we will be looking at how this fruit can aid the body in helping to prevent and cure illness.

1. Pineapple helps to promote strong bones.

2. Helps to prevent hair loss.

3. Can help to lower blood pressure.

4. Helps to fight against cancer.

5. Helps to promote heart health.

6. Helps to fight against cataracts.

7. Helps to promote healthy skin.

8. Can help fight the common cold.

9. Helps to prove the digestive system.

10. Helps to soften chapped lips.

Final word

Pineapples can help us in so many ways, so take advantage of this fruit by making it a part of your diet. But very rarely there are those who have an allergic reaction of itchy lips when eating it. So for those first timers out there, try a little piece with some Benadryl close by for safety.

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12 comments

  1. Karen says:

    I’m so glad I came across this post. I’ve loved pineapple for years but never thought of the health benefits other than vitamin C.
    Living in New England, fresh pineapple is not available so we tend to buy canned. Even if we purchase whole pineapples (thinking they’re fresh)…they are not.
    The first time I vacationed Hawaii, I had the thrill of eating real fresh pineapple picked that morning. I was immediately in love.
    I’ve published blogs on my website about what super foods we all should be eating and pineapple is definitely one of them.
    Thanks for opening my eyes.

    1. Norman says:

      Hello Karen it is so good to meet you, and I am glad that I could help. It is amazing the amount of nutrients that fruits and vegetables contains and how they benefit us. All the best to you and can you do me a favor please and tell others about my website. gardenofedengardencenter.com. Thanks again.

  2. Matt's Mom says:

    These facts never cease to amaze me. I did not know you could cut the top off, and then have the top grow into a full, juicy pineapple! And then it takes a full two years to grow. So that top is going to take a while. Do you put it in water or soil? How do you get it to grow. I like having my kids do this…sounds fun!

    1. Norman says:

      Hello my dare friend I hope all is going well with you, now onto the pineapple some persons after cutting will soak the top in water for about two or three days and then plant, soil such be and organic rich soil for nutrients and proper drainage. Also make sure that soil dries out between watering because pineapples don’t like wet feet, given sufficent sunlight you should be well on your way. Hope this helps my friend and it is always a pleasure to hear from you, hopefully one day Gods willing I meet you in person thanks again and have a good day.

  3. Dadrian A. Watkins says:

    This ia a wonderful rundown of the benefits of pineapples! I discovered prior to this article that the top of the pineapple can be replanted. That’s amazing! What I didn’t know is that it takes two years to mature. It’s well worth the wait. I also didn’t realize all of the health benefits of the pineapple. Not did I know there was an island that grew them. I thank you for your wonderful insite. Now, is there any advice you have for me to make sure my pineapple plants grow to maturity?

    1. Norman says:

      Hello Dadrian thanks for those kind words, and it is just so amazing the many benefits that pineapples offers. To keep your pineapple nice and healthy do not over water, make sure soil drys out between watering also add some organic material and you will be well on your way. If there is anything else that I can help you with please give me a shout and can you please do me a favor and tell others about my website it is gardenofedengardencenter.com. Thanks again.

  4. Derek Marshall says:

    Hi there,

    I am loving these fun facts about fruits and vegetables series.

    Pineapples, if you look at the mineral content in both concentration and variety can be considered as a genuine bonafide superfood.

    It contain a compound known as bromelain, which is a great natural cure for sore throats!

    1. Norman says:

      Hello my friend, man you are very knowledgeable when it comes to this stuff and their is a lot I can learn from you., Maybe one day you should consider a blog along this line of your own. Thanks again for sharing all the best to you.

  5. John says:

    Norman,
    Several times I have planted the top of a Pineapple in a flower pot, to grow another fruit. Being part of the Bromeliad family, they have a tall leaf and look good in your outdoor garden area, just have to watch the sharp edges of the leaves. I have been able to mature only one to the point of having fruit, as you state it does take two years and I live in an area that does get quite cold in the winter.
    I did not know all of the health benefits from the Pineapple. Thanks for the information.
    John

    1. Norman says:

      Hello john so happy to hear from you, thanks for sharing all the best to you and have a good day.

  6. Estevan Artmin says:

    I had no idea the pineapple had so many health benefits and the fact that it helps bone strength is interesting to me as I recently broke the fibula bone in my leg. I’m guessing the benefits would come with the fresh fruit more so that the juices. It’s hard to find fresh pineapple where I live in Canada but i do see them on occasion. I’ll definitely be purchasing the next one I see. Thanks for the info.

    1. Norman says:

      Hello and I am sorry to hear that, I hope you get better soon, pineapples are amazing and they do work wonders by healing the body in so many ways. All the best to you, glad that I could help and have a good day.

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