8 Fun Facts About Pineapples
1. Pineapple Discovery
In 1493, explorer Christopher Columbus found pineapples on Guadeloupe Island in the Caribbean. The fruit is also native to southern Brazil and Paraguay.
2. Pineapples in Colonial America
American colonists regarded pineapples as a luxurious treat because of their rarity and cost.
3. Pineapple Anatomy
A pineapple is the result of many flowers whose fruitlets have joined around the core.
4. Pineapple Nutrition
Pineapples contain bromelain, an enzyme that may help arthritis pain by easing inflammation. They are also a good source of vitamin C, which helps your immune system.
5. Pineapples in Hawaii
Historically, Hawaii was the world’s largest pineapple producer and source for U.S. pineapples. Today the largest producers include the Philippines, Brazil, and Costa Rica.