TTROPICAL FRUIT - PINEAPPLE
PINEAPPLE - Non-Seasonal Tropical Fruit
The Pineapple is a tropical plant and is scientifically known as "Ananas
Comosus', belonging to the Bromeliaceae family species. Apparently
pineapple is originates from Paraguay in South America and went through
a historical travel loop, taken along by traders on their journeys to
supplement their needs for deficiency of vitamins when sailing.
The stem which is in the centre of the pineapple fruit is also edible and is full of fibre, except that it's rather hard and not as sweet and juicy like the flesh portion. Sweet pineapples flesh are yellow and very looks very appealing. But not all pineapples are sweet as some are rather sour and can cause unpleasant itchy feelings on the tongue after eating them, probably because they are too acidic. The sour type has light yellow flesh and is less juicy.
Fresh pineapples have the type of moist firm and shining rind, free from bruises and ugly dark spots. The fruit can continue to ripen by itself after being plucked from the plant and the pineapple rind turns yellowish when ripe. So it's wiser to choose pineapples which are slightly yellowish and they will ripen faster.
PINEAPPLE FRUIT NUTRITION
Fresh pineapples are very rich in minerals and multi vitamins. They are
low in calories and free from saturated fats and cholesterol. Both the
fruit stem and flesh are rich in dietary fibre, which are essentials for
effective motivation of bowel moments in the body.
Preparation And Serving Pineapple
Pineapple fruit is nice and highly nutritious to eat, but preparation of the fruit for serving is rather tedious depending on the methods used. The method of using pineapple 'corers' tool for peeling and coring the pineapple is fast but wasteful as a lot of the fleshy part is also cored away. Slicing away the rind of the pineapple and manually removing all the 'eye' spots on the flesh is tedious and slow, but not so wasteful.