Pineapple belongs to the Bromiliaceae family. The pineapple plant produces a fruit every 18 months. The fruit has a very hard outer skin and a tuft with lance-shaped leaves. The yellow-colored pineapple pulp has a very sweet taste when ripe and contains bromelain, an enzyme that helps digestion.
“Anana” was the name by which the natives called him when Christopher Columbus landed in Guadeloupe.Today pineapple is one of the most widespread tropical fruits in the world.It is cultivated extensively both in South America and in several African regions.