Pineapple

Pineapples were cultivated in the West Indies long before Columbus had "discovered" the fruit. The pineapple is native to tropical America and was known to the Indians as na-na, meaning fragrance, and to the Spanish explorers as pina, because of its resemblance to a pine cone. Later, it was introduced to the Hawaiian Islands which are now the leading producers of this fruit. There are four types of pineapples: the Gold, smooth Cayenne, Red Spanish and Sugar Loaf. The Gold variety features an extra sweet flavor, golden color, and higher vitamin C content. The pineapple is rich in Vitamin..

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