Interesting Facts About The Pineapple
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
It is a multiple fruit. One pineapple is actually made up of dozens of
individual flowerets that grow together to form the entire fruit. Each scale on
a pineapple is evidence of a separate flower.
Pineapples stop ripening the minute they are picked. No special way of storing
them will help ripen them further.
Colour is relatively unimportant in determining ripeness. Choose your pineapple
by smell. If it smells fresh, tropical and sweet, it will be a good fruit.