Ananas comosus, more commonly known as pineapple is a tropical plant, that is indigenous to South America and produces an edible fruit. Pineapple is an individual plant, that grows to be around 1.5 meters tall. The pineapple grows in the centre of the plant, attached to a stem, and is the result of multiple flowers fusing together. The main pollinator of pineapples in the wild, are hummingbirds. Industrial cultivation happens through the planting of offshoots and cuttings, and not seedlings. The pineapple plant only flowers once, and when it does it only produces one pineapple, which is ready for harvest after approximately 12 to 14 months. After the plant has produced its fruit, it is eradicated.

Sensory Profile

Pineapple Juice has a light yellow color. It has a typical exotic flavor which is sweet but with some floral and acidic notes. It blends well with other exotic and tropical flavors like mango, banana, passionfruit but also combines well with citrus.

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Harvest Calendar

Pineapple Life Cycle

Nutritional Values (per 100g)

Energy  221 kJ (53 kcal)
Carbohydrates 12.87 g
Protein 0.36 g
Total lipid (fat) 0.12 g
Fatty acids, total saturated 0.008 g
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 0.014 g
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 0.042 g
Fiber, total dietary 0.2 g
Sugars, total 9.98 g
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 10 mg
Calcium 13 mg
Iron 0.31 mg

*Source: Calculated internally using official online databases.