King of Fruit, Pure Gold
Pineapple Season Update
We survived this summer's cyclone Marcia and have landed in autumn with a bang! The impact of the damage to our crops in Yeppoon is severe over the next 3 months but we expect the crops beyond that to recover partially. With good rain and a hot summer, our autumn crop in the Sunshine Coast is looking good so harvest volumes and fruit size should be excellent.
Pineapple Health Benefits
Pineapple is an excellent source of antioxidants, which help boost your immune system and fight off colds and flu this winter!
Pineapples spread around the world because they were kept on ships to ward off sailors' scurvy. Sailors would wash their pineapples down with a pony' (measure) of rum.
Did you know pineapple is good for colds and coughs? Pineapples are packed with Vitamin C and all the flu fighting goodness you'd expect to get from oranges except pineapples…
You can grow a pineapple plant by twisting the crown off a store bought pineapple, allowing it to dry for 2-3 days, and then planting it?
Although originally from South America, most of the world's pineapples now come from Southeast Asia. Thailand is said to be the biggest producer of pineapples in the region.
Did you know one pineapple plant produces only one pineapple every 2 years?
Did you know that a pineapple plant can fruit for up to 50 years in the wild?
The word "pineapple" was first used in 1398 in reference to a pine cone. It is derived from the Spanish word "piña" which means pine cone. This was changed nearly 300 years…
Pineapple canneries use every bit of the pineapple. The skins, core and end portions are used to make a variety of products including vinegar, alcohol and animal food. It's…
Bromelain is an enzyme contained in pineapple which breaks down proteins. This enzyme isn't only a good for your digestion of protein but it also means you can use pineapple…
Pineapple is not, strictly speaking, a fruit. Rather it is 100-200 fruitlets all fused together!