Monday, August 24, 2009

ANSWER: A PINEAPPLE!



Of course we had thousands of responses to our test question....ok, we didn't even have one. So either everyone has been waiting on pins and needles to find out the answer or no one is reading our blog! No matter! We continue undetered...! The real reason we put this up there is because if you want to know if we really do pick pineapples and eat them fresh....we do! Talk about fresh and organic.....we have had three fantastic pineapples lately; eaten the same day we picked them. Two from Hale Kakahi and a very sweet delicious one from Angel House.
Both of these vacation rentals are on the Big Island and also grow bananas, lemons, papaya, all ONOLICIOUS!!!! Just so you all know, the pineapple fruit is the flower of the pineapple plant. And it takes over a year for one pineapple plant to ripen! Remember that the next time you taste this wonderful tropical treat! OH! and did you know you can take the top part of the pineapple, plant it in the ground and a year or so later, enjoy it again! Ah.....mother nature. szk

2 comments:

  1. a) Ah, but where do pineapples originally come from?
    b) Will you find a pineapple in the wild?
    c) Are they really one fruit?
    d) What is pineapple waste used for?

    a) Pineapples originally hail from South America; if you look online they claim that pineapples are Ananas comosus. However, Dole used to have a little pineapple museum in the triangle by Dole plantation where they showed the different bromeliads that went into the modern pineapple breeding and the various pineapples along the way. It's been many years and lots of effort to get to the seedless pineapples of today.

    b) Nope. No seeds in most modern pineapples. They would perish in the wild.

    c) No, they are really multiple fruits in tight proximity that grow together into a single body.

    d) Pineapple waste is used for animal feed, for fiber used in clothing in the Philippines and to obtain bromelain, a chemical that is sometimes used in meat tenderizer,in chill-proofing beer, manufacturing precooked cereals, in certain cosmetics, and in preparations to treat edema and inflammation. Bromelain is also nematicidal (kills nematodes, eek!).

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  2. Your post is really great and creative as well keep up the good job!

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