What You Don’t Know About Pineapples

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One fan of Pittman & Davis’s Paradise Pineapples declares that it must have been a pineapple rather than an apple in the garden of Eden! We can’t speak to that, but we can confirm that when pineapple season rolls around, you’ll find ours among the best you’ve ever tasted – quality fruits that are juicy and sweet with a vibrant tropical flavor you’ll want to enjoy again and again – and even pass on to your loved ones as a fruit gift!

Pineapple Health Benefits

The USDA recommends eating two cups of fresh fruit each day, and eating pineapple can be wonderful for your health (and your waistline)! While it is higher in sugar and carbs than other fruits, when eaten in moderation it can be both a healthy addition to your diet and a great benefit to most any weight loss plan (the more so because its sweet taste is very satisfying). A one-cup serving of pineapple provides you with more than a day’s worth of vitamin C and is a rich source of thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B-6, potassium, beta-carotene, and other antioxidants.

There are some unexpected benefits of pineapple, too…in fact, fresh pineapple is also the only known source of an enzyme called bromelain, which may help treat chronic inflammation, allergies, osteoarthritis and more health conditions.

Here are some other fun facts you may not have known about pineapple:

Did You Know…Pineapples are berries? Well, actually, a single pineapple is a cluster of many berries that have grown together. This makes a pineapple a collective fruit (rather than a single fruit).

Did You Know…Pineapples don’t produce seeds? A pineapple plant flowers only once and produces only one fruit. But before it dies, it reproduces by putting out suckers or small “pups” (i.e. plantlets) that grow between the leaves of the mature pineapple.

Did You Know…Pineapples are not native to Hawaii? Pineapples are actually native to South America, but they did so well in Hawaii’s climate that for many years the pineapple industry was based primarily out of the islands, leading to the fruit eventually being the U.S. state’s symbol.

Did You Know…that pineapples represent hospitality? Have you ever noticed pineapple carvings worked into the colonnades of older homes? This is because pineapple came to symbolize warmth, welcome, and hospitality. So, if you arrived at a home with pineapples on the door or carved into the guest room furniture, you could be sure your hosts were happy to see you and that you were in for a comfortable stay!

Ordering Pineapple from Pittman & Davis

There is nothing like a refreshing fruit treat during summertime! Not only are fruits thirst-quenching, but they are also a healthy source of vitamins and nutrients. And ordering fruits online from Pittman & Davis ensures you get the best available!

What better way to express love to relatives and friends by sending an assorted summer fruits gift or box of pineapple to enjoy? There are lots of fruits that are in season during summer and all of them are perfect fruit gifts to express your love and wish them well.

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