Pineapple

TYPES

Whole, Halves, Sliced, Chunks, Sweetened, Infused, Diced.

VARIETIES

Smooth Cayenne, Queen, Abacaxi, Pernambuco, Kona Sugarload, Red Spanish

FORMATS

5, 10 and 12.5 kg boxes.

Pineapple: From the Tropics to the Table, a Sweet Exotic Journey

Pineapple, with its refreshing taste and tropical fragrance, is a fruit that has seduced many palates all over the world. The history of pineapple is closely linked to tropical lands and cultural interchange, taking us on a journey from its origins in South America to become a delicious fruit on our tables. 

South American Origins Pineapples (Ananas comosus), are originally from South America, more specifically from the regions of Paraguay, Brazil and northern Argentina. The indigenous tribes in those areas grew and ate pineapples much before the fruit was known in other parts of the world.

Introduction to Central America and the Caribbean: Through migration and cultural exchange, pineapples were taken to Central America and the Caribbean. The indigenous communities in those regions became fond of the fruit for its juicy taste and refreshing properties, and included it in their daily diets and lives.

Encounter with European Explorers: During the exploration period, Christopher Columbus and other European explorers discovered pineapples on their travels around the Caribbean. It left a lasting impression on the Europeans who had never tried such a deliciously exotic fruit.

Pineapple in Europe and Royalty: Pineapples were a rarity and by extension a status symbol in Europe during the Renaissance. European royalty and aristocracy displayed their wealth by serving pineapple at banquets and other special events. They even used pineapples in architectural and artistic decoration as a symbol of luxury.

Expansion to Asia and Africa: Pineapples were introduced to other parts of the world with time via the trade routes. They were taken to Asia and Africa where they adapted well in the tropical climates and were readily welcomed into the cuisine of those regions.

Plantations and Global Commercialisation: Large scale commercialisation of pineapples began in the 20th century with the growth of plantations in tropical countries. Pineapple producers and exporters contributed to the availability of pineapples around the world, making it an affordable fruit for people everywhere.

Pineapple in Modern Cuisine: Pineapples are highly rated today for their culinary versatility. They can be eaten fresh, as juice, shakes, desserts, sauces and savoury dishes. Their sweet, refreshing flavour make pineapples a popular choice throughout the year.

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