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All You Need to Know About Pineapples

Amruta Deshpande Dec 14, 2020
Here's something to challenge you on your knowledge about Pineapples! Let us see how well you know about pineapple nutrition and about its health benefits.
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The scientific name of Pineapple is Ananas comosus. In Spanish it is known as piña and the Hawaiians call it “hala kahiki”. However, it is mostly known as "Ananus" in many languages.
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Pineapple belongs to Bromeliads family of mono-cot flowering plants. The foliage of plants in this family is usually in the form of rosettes can be seen in the crown of the pineapple.
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Pineapple originally comes from South America, specifically from the region between South Brazil and Paraguay.
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Proteolytic enzyme, Bromelain is present in all parts of pineapple, which is known for its anti-inflammatory properties.
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It takes about 18-20 months for a single pineapple to mature and be ready for harvest.
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100 grams of raw pineapple contains about 50 calories of energy, along with Manganese and Vitamin C in significant quantities and minimal quantities of other micro nutrients.
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Costa Rica is the leading producer of pineapples and in fact, Costa Rica, Brazil and the Philippines account to almost one third of the world's pineapple production.
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Tepache is a popular drink in Mexico, which a fermented beverage made out of the peel and rind of pineapples.
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Hummingbird cake is a spice cake common in the Southern United States which is made with a combination of bananas and pineapples.
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Pineapple is not a single fruit but a group of berries fused together and hence known as a multiple fruit or a collective fruit.
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