Edible Fruit: 18-Facts About the Pineapple

The pineapple is a favored member of fruit bouquets. In close competition with the strawberry and banana, the pineapple upholds a bevy of compelling nutritional information and facts.

  1. In its native habitat, subtropical climates, pineapples bear a resemblance to the yucca plant and agave.
  2. According to Wikipedia, the pineapple is indigenous to South America (somewhere between Paraguay and Southern Brazil.
  3. Three edible fruit companies, Edible Arrangements, the Fresh Fruit Bouquet Company (FFBC), and the FruitFlower.com fashion pineapples to resemble a flower.
  4. Between 30 and 40 succulent leaves crown the head of the pineapple.
  5. The pineapple has an abundant resource of Vitamin C. For instance, one cup has a value of 131 percent.
  6. The carbohydrate value found in pineapples is relatively higher than other fruits, approximately 94 percent per single serving.
  7. Pineapples tout a four star weight loss rating.
  8. Dietary fiber, thiamin, vitamin B6, copper and manganese comprised the nutritional value in the pineapple.
  9. A cup of raw pineapple contains 82 calories.
  10. Edible fruit baskets are not the only preparation that the pineapple is found. Often used for pizza, jelly,  and marinades, pineapple add a sweet and tart flavor .
  11. Pineapples are a key ingredient in the cocktail, pina colada.
  12. Chocolate, peanut butter, and caramel frequently shroud the pineapple.
  13. The pineapple offer 3 grams of protein per 8-ounce serving.
  14. Among Edible Arrangement’s assortment of online gifts, pineapples are showing up in the format of a cupcake.
  15. The proteolytic enzyme, bromelain contained in pineapple helps breakdown protein in the body.
  16. In term of dessert, the upside down pineapple cake is a classic favorite.
  17. Considered a a herbaceous perennial, the pineapple plant  grows between 3.0 to 4.9 ft tall.
  18. In addition to discovering America, legend has it that Christopher Columbus discovered the pineapple in 1493.

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