November 10th, 2011 → 1:45 am @

“Vitamins and minerals in fresh food”


Spiky and prickly, but ever so nice,

One thing for sure, is don’t keep them on ice.”

Well, yes I have written a bit of poetry, but the main thing is, to eat a pineapple at room temperature. They taste great, but if you eat them cold, they lose so much flavour. Left over sliced pineapple should be kept in the refrigerator, but serve after a spell in the room, to warm a little. The unusual growth of a pineapple is like the bromiliads of which it is a member. Some bromiliads have pinapple-like flowers, but do not become fruits. Once the pineapple reaches maturity, (a bit longer yet my friend above), the farmer cuts the fruit from the leaves below, and leaves the plant alive to grow some more fruit the next year, but after that, it is replaced with a new crown, the ones that come of the top of the pineapple.

In the high season they are so beautiful, but out of season they become stringy and bitter.

Vitamins: C, B6, B1, B3 and A.

Minerals: Manganese (very high), Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Calcium.

Pineapple juice is a favourite of many people and is drunk everywhere as a real thirst quencher. Dried pineapples are popular as snacks, but do not eat them with nuts.


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