Babyfood, juice, orange and pineapple

Fun Facts

  1. The pineapple plant is a tropical fruit that is indigenous to South America. Originally coming from the area between southern Brazil and Paraguay.
  2. The pineapple spread throughout South America, the Caribbean, Central America and Mexico, where it was cultivated by the Mayas and the Aztecs. Columbus came across the pineapple in 1493 and took it back to Europe.
  3. The word ‘pineapple’ was recorded in 1398 to describe ‘pine cones’. It was not until 1694 that pine cones were first called pine cones. On arrival to the Americas, European explorers called the tropical fruit pineapples around 1664 because they resembled the pine cone.
  4. An individual pineapple can take over two years to grow, although they are usually picked slightly earlier than this.
  5. The most famous pineapple entrepreneur was James Dole who moved to Hawaii and started a pineapple plantation in 1900, just after John Kidwell first introduced a pineapple industry to Hawaii. ‘Dole’ is still a major company in the pineapple industry today.

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