PINEAPPLES

By:Miah

Classification

The real name of a pineapple is called Ananas comosus. It is a tropical plant that consist of many different types of coalesced berries. The inside of a pineapple is usually an off yellow. It's very juicy. It is covered with side roots called 'suckers' .

History

The plant is indigenous to South America and is said to originate from the area between Southern Brazil and Paraguay. The natives of southern Brazil and Paraguay spread the pineapple throughout South America, and it eventually reached the Caribbean, Central America and Mexico, where it was cultivated by the Mayas and the Aztecs. John Kidwell is credited with the introduction of the pineapple industry in Hawaii.

Recepies and other interesting things that inquire pineapples

Most cruises use pineapples. Pineapples are also used in fruity smoothies, which are wonderful. I can also be used as a delicious topping on desert. Orange Pineapple Smoothie Recipe2 cups frozen pineapple chunks1 cup orange juice  1 cup vanilla yogurt3/4 cup milk 1/4 cup SPLENDA No Calorie Sweetener, granularDirections Process frozen pineapple chunks and next 4 ingredients in a blender until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides. Garnish, if desired; serve immediately Pineapple Upside Down Cake1/4 cup butter or margarine 2/3 cup packed brown sugar 9 slices pineapple in juice (from 14-oz can), drained 9 maraschino cherries without stems, if desired 1 1/3 cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour 1 cup granulated sugar 1/3 cup shortening 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup milk 1 eggDirections Heat oven to 350°F. In 9-inch square pan, melt butter in oven. Sprinkle brown sugar evenly over melted butter. Arrange pineapple slices over brown sugar. Place cherry in center of each pineapple slice. 2 In medium bowl, beat remaining ingredients with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on high speed 3 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour batter over pineapple and cherries. 3 Bake 50 to 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Immediately place heatproof serving plate upside down over pan; turn plate and pan over. Leave pan over cake a few minutes so brown sugar mixture can drizzle over cake; remove pan. Serve warm. Store cake loosely covered.Cream Cheese and Pineapple Spread1 cup pineapple drained1 (8oz.) package cream cheeseDirectionsMix them together in a bowl and use it for a topping on what ever you like.

Nutrients

Nutrients in
Pineapple
1.00 cup (165.00 grams)

Nutrient%Daily Value


vitamin C131.4%


manganese76.5%


fiber9.2%


vitamin B69%


copper9%


vitamin B18.6%


folate7.4%


Calories (82)4%