Store At: Cool, 5-15°C
Comes From: The Tropics, Central and South America
Seasonality: All Year Round
Pineapples are one of the most distinctive fruits there is; resembling yucca plans, they have a lot of variation within the species. Wild varieties have serrated, thorny leaves on top and produce seed, while the modern varieties we see in supermarkets have smoother leaves and smaller fruits, and don’t set seed. Available all year round and always tasty, pineapples are a staple of a fruit salad no matter what time of year.
Thought to have been in cultivation for thousands of years, first by natives of Central America, they served as one of the strongest images of the first voyage to the New World, and were one of the first luxuries transported back. A tropical plant, it’s happiest in the tropics, but grows as far up as Hawaii. Difficult to grow, they need high soil and air temperatures, high humidity (except for when ripening), lots of light, and rich, open compost, together making them pretty difficult to grow in the UK, but not impossible. If you’re up for a challenge, try it!
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Serving Size:100g raw
|Calories: 48, Calories from Fat: 1|
|% Daily Value *|
|Total Fat 0g||0%|
| Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 13g||4%|
| Dietary Fibre 1g||6%|
Vit A: 1% , Vit C: 60% , Vit D: 0% , Vit K: 0%
Iron: 2% , Calcium: 1%
Traces: Thiamin, Vitamin B6, Copper, Manganese
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.