PINAPPLE

 

Description

A medium to large tree growing up to 20 to 40 m or more. Leaves alternate, obovate oblong, 10 to 20 cm long, 4 to 5 cm wide, shiny, smooth and dark green above, silvery, cinnamon-coloured or light golden yellow and scaly beneath. Inflorescence on older branches, 3 to 30 flowers up to 15 cm long.

Fruits round to oblong, green to yellow-brown, 15 to 25 cm long, 13 to 16 cm in diameter and may exceed 3 kg in weight.

The thick rind is covered with coarse, hard, broadly pyramidal sharp spines. On ripening, the fruit splits open into four to six segments from the apex, revealing compartments containing a mass of flesh (aril), which encloses the seeds.

The flesh is yellowish white, pale yellow or orange, buttery, melting, sweet and mild to strongly aromatic which is loved by the native people of Southeast.

Some cultivars originated in Thailand have a mild aroma, which is more acceptable to foreigners and relished by some.

Specifications

Origin:

Thailand

Weight:

2.5kg – 3.0kg

Color:

Dark green or yellowish orange

Storage:

2-4 weeks at 7-13 °C

Packing:

According to buyer requirement

Shipment:

By Air or Sea

 

Nutrition value of Pineapple

(100g)

Energy

61 calories

Protein

0.4 g

Fat

0.1 g

Carbohydrate

14.7 g

Fiber

1.2 g

Minerals

Calcium

11 mg

Phosphorus

9 mg

Iron

0.2 mg

Vitamin

Total Vitamin

58 I.U.

B1(Thiamine)

0.09 mg

B2(Riboflavin)

0.04 mg

C

7 mg

Niacin

0.3 mg