Why is it called Pineapple If it's not an apple?
The English recorded the name “pineapple” to describe the reproductive organs of the conifer tree, which we now call “pine cones”. The Europeans in 1664, when they saw them in America, they called them “pineapples”, because they thought they resembled pine cones.
What is the green, leafy top of a pineapple called? The top of a pineapple is called the crown.
- Pineapple: Health Benefits, Risks & Nutrition Facts
- Serving size: 1 cup chunks (165 g)
- Immune system support.
- Bone strength.
- Eye health.
- “Pineapples can help reduce the risk of macular degeneration, a disease that affects the eyes as people age, due in part to its high amount of vitamin C and the antioxidants it contains,” Flores said.
- Anti-Inflammatory benefits.
- Due to the pineapple's popularity around the world, it's widely cultivated. While pineapple seedlings can take almost two years to bear fruit, with the proper planting and care, you can grow pineapples from seeds. When grown from seeds, pineapple plants can take up to two years to produce fruit.
- The butt of the pineapple is where it should be most fragrant, so put your nose there (not on the crown). If it smells sweet, like pineapple juice, it is ripe. If you smell nothing, that means there is insufficient sugar and the fruit will not be sweet (i.e., it has been harvested too early).
The skin of the pineapple plant is not considered poisonous, and while the entire fruit is considered non-toxic, the unripe flesh, thorns and leaves can have toxic effects. This is due to the enzyme bromelain, which is used as a meat tenderizer and is considered very low in toxicity.
- The core of the pineapple is a little harder and obviously not as appealing as the fleshy part of the fruit. “Pineapple cores have nutrients, as does the pineapple flesh,” she says. “Eating it raw is really the best way from a nutritional standpoint. It is just a little harder and less sweet than the rest.”
- Here's a look at some of the most toxic foods for cats.
- Onions and Garlic.
- Raw Eggs, Raw Meat & Bones.
- Chocolate and Caffeinated Drinks.
- Alcohol and Raw Dough.
- Milk and Dairy Products.
- Grapes and Raisins.
- Dog Food.
- Preventing Cats from Eating Dangerous Foods.
- Place tea bags and bring to boil.
- Add 2 cups of boiling water.
- Add fresh mint leaves.
- After 10 minutes remove tea bags and mint leaves.
- Add sugar or sweetener.
- If you use fresh pineapple: Blend with the food processor the pineapple together with the iced water.
Updated: 28th November 2019