Happy National Pineapple Day

Today is National Pineapple Day!

You can even get shoes made from pineapple plant fiber(Hugo Boss)

Here are some fun Pineapple facts:

-Pineapples regenerate! You can plant a pineapple top to grow your own…

-Pineapples contain the bromelain enzyme which can break down proteins, so you can use them to tenderize meat.

-Bromelain is also taken in capsule form to help with inflammation in your body.

-Hawaii produces about 1/3 of all pineapples in the world.

-Pineapples are a giant cluster of fruitlets.

-Pineapples take about 18-20 months to mature and be ready to pick.

-Christopher Columbus discovered them in 1493 in the Caribbean.

-Pineapple is the only edible fruit of its kind, the Bromeliads.

-One pineapple plant can only produce one pineapple at a time.

-Pineapples will ripen faster upside down.

– They should be eaten within 2 days if not refrigerated(up to 7 days in refrigerator)

-A pineapple will not continue to ripen once it’s picked…it starts to slowly ferment.