Pineapple

Pineapple

– Parts used in the Pineapple: Mature fruit   – Family: Bromeliaceae   – History and information: Pineapples were discovered by Europeans in 1493 on the Caribbean island of Guadalupe. Early attempts by Europeans to cultivate the fruit failed until they realized that the fruit needs a tropical climate to flourish. By the end of the 16th century, Portuguese and Spanish explorers introduced pineapples into their Asian, African and South Pacific colonies. Pineapples were first cultivated in Hawaii in the 18th century. Hawaii is the only U.S. state in which…

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