FAST FACTS

Central and North Rural Weekly - - IN THE FIELD -

❚ Al­most ev­ery part of a pineap­ple can be used for al­co­hol and vine­gar pro­duc­tion.

❚ The fruit is in­dige­nous to South Amer­ica, orig­i­nat­ing in a place be­tween to­day’s Paraguay and Brazil.

❚ Pineap­ple is a nat­u­ral anti-in­flam­ma­tory.

❚ Pineap­ple has more vi­ta­min C than or­anges.

❚ Grow­ing a pineap­ple is re­ally easy. All you have to do is cut off the top of the pineap­ple and put it back in soil. But be­fore that, the crown has to be dried par­tially. Sim­ply plant the top of the fruit and it will grow.

❚ More than 200 flow­ers are pro­duced by a sin­gle pineap­ple plant. These flow­ers have their in­di­vid­ual fruit, which look like scales. These in­di­vid­ual fruits join to­gether to form a sin­gle pineap­ple.

❚ Once har­vested, pineapples don’t con­tinue to ripen.

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