What are Pineapples?
Pineapples is a tropical plant and considered a berry and a fruit.
The pineapple spread from its original area (central South America) through cultivation, and by the time of Christopher Columbus (1492) it grew throughout South and Central America, southern Mexico and the Caribbean (West Indies). Columbus may have taken a sample back to Europe. The Spanish introduced it into the Philippines, Hawaii (introduced in the early 19th century, first commercial plantation 1886) and Guam. The fruit was successfully cultivated in European hothouses, and pineapple pits, beginning in 1720. Commonly grown cultivars include 'Red Spanish', 'Hilo', 'Smooth Cayenne', 'St. Michael', 'Kona Sugarloaf', 'Natal Queen', and 'Pernambuco'. 
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Aliases (Also Known As)
Dehydrated Diced Pineapples
Dried Pineapple Pieces
Freeze Dried Pineapple
Natural Pineapple Enzymes
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|Ingredient added||UPC Food Search||January 1, 2009 @ 2:14 AM|