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The Simple Pineapple
With comments by the editor!
The pineapple is a member of the bromeliad family. It is extremely rare that bromeliads produce edible fruit. The pineapple is the only available edible bromeliad today. It is a multiple fruit. One pineapple is actually made up of dozens of individual floweret's that grow together to form the entire fruit. Each scale on a pineapple is evidence of a separate flower. The more scales on the pineapple, the sweeter and juicier the taste. After you cut off the top, you can plant it. It should grow much like a sweet potato will.
(Editor's note: I'm
not sure it's necessary to know that it's the only known edible
bromeliad. What we do need to know is that it is good for us. Another
thing, it's hard to grow a pineapple, except if you live in Hawaii.)
(Editor again: so if
that green looking pineapple you pick up at the market isn't ripe,
sitting on the counter until it starts to rot won't make it taste
better. Unlike this anonymous author, I do head for the yellow
pineapples. It is more likely to be ripe.)
(I'm not sure what "tropical" tastes like. But I do love the taste of them.)
If we take a more detailed look at it, we will find that pineapple is valuable for easing indigestion, arthritis or sinusitis. The pineapple affects other conditions as well. It is high in manganese, a mineral that is critical to development of strong bones and connective tissue. A cup of fresh pineapple will give you nearly 75% of the recommended daily amount. It is particularly helpful to older adults, whose bones tend to become brittle with age.
(Last word from the
editor: this article went on longer, and made lots of
suspicious-sounding health claims. As far as I'm concerned, we don't
need lots of arm twisting to know that pineapple tastes good and is
probably good for us. So I deleted all of the weird stuff. Just remember
to buy some pineapple occasionally, it can't hurt you, unless you are
one of those people who seem to be allergic to everything these days.)
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