Babyfood, fruit, pears and pineapple, strained

Fun Facts

  1. In 1493, explorer Christopher Columbus found pineapples on Guadeloupe Island in the Caribbean. The fruit is also native to southern Brazil and Paraguay.
  2. American colonists regarded pineapples as a luxurious treat because of their rarity and cost.
  3. A pineapple is the result of many flowers whose fruit-lets have joined around the core.
  4. Pineapples contain bromelain, an enzyme that may help arthritis pain by easing inflammation. They are also a good source of vitamin C, which helps your immune system.
  5. Historically, Hawaii was the world’s largest pineapple producer and source for U.S. pineapples. Today the largest producers include the Philippines, Brazil, and Costa Rica.
  6. Pass over sour-smelling or bruised pineapples. Fruit from Hawaii or Central America tends to be freshest.
  7. To make your pineapple softer and juicier, keep it at room temperature for 1 or 2 days before cutting.

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