Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Fact of the Day: Pineapple Island

While Hawaii is well known for its pineapples, they actually never reached the island until 1813. In comparison pineapples reached England as late as 1675. Pineapple itself originated around present-day Uruguay and Brazil. 

21 comments:

Cloudia said...

Ah but they became a huge export crop for us. Ever have an English pineapple? LOL. The Dole cannery used to smell like warm pineapple! But they closed it a few years back. We still grow pineapples though, Adam.


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Emmylou said...

Another cool factoid. But now, I'm craving pineapple!

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

What taste!!!.. Love pineapple.. Interesting post.. Cheers!!!..

Breathtaking said...

Love pineapple! Simply delicious in whatever. We get a lot of Pineapple from Brazil in Portugal. Not surprised at it's origin!
Cheers.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

A very popular fruit, but a little too sweet for me.

DEZMOND said...

I've never actually ate fresh pineapple, we don't have it a lot here, just some canned one... Not my fave...

Pat Hatt said...

Never eaten it either at my sea, none of that was known by me

Margaret D said...

I never thought about Hawaii growing pineapples. They are of course grown here in Australia in the north and are transport down here to Tasmania when in season.....they are lovely.

Christine said...

interesting! never knew that.

Al Penwasser said...

Wow! I never knew that.
Just like potatoes aren't native to Ireland.
And Madonna wasn't native to England.
Which explains why they gave her back.

Vett Vandiver said...

cool fact

stephen Hayes said...

I knew they weren't native to Hawaii but I didn't know where they originated.

Holy Ghost Writer said...

They taste great

Debra She Who Seeks said...

There's still some pineapples grown on Hawaii but most of the big scale commercial production has moved to the Phillipines where labour is cheaper. Your friendly neighbourhood globalization at work.

Kati said...

Interesting, as always!

-Kati

Linda said...

Great fact. I love pineapples.

Mary Kirkland said...

Interesting. I do love fresh pineapple.

bj said...

Very interesting...
and when I was at the groc. store today, I bought fresh pineapple and I do believe it was the best we've ever had.

Theresa Mahoney said...

I didn't know it wasn't a native fruit in Hawaii. It is one that I absolutely love fresh!

The Happy Whisk said...

One of my favorite fruits. YUMMY.

Gloria Baker said...

I love pinneapples fresh and delicious!