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Ananas comosus

French: ananas
Spanish: pina
Thai: Saparot


Origin: South and Central America

Etymology: In the 17th century the English gave it the name "pineapple," an old word for pinecone, which it resembles with its bumpy diamond-shaped pattern.

Bromeliaceae family

A tropical fruit with yellow flesh and a prickly peel with a diamond-shaped pattern.

Pineapple originated in Paraguay and southern Brazil. It seems to have been domesticated thousands of years ago by the Tupi-Guarani Indians who introduced it into all of South and Central America.

In 1790 pineapple was introduced to Hawaii, but it was not until the 20th century that this American state would become one of the biggest pineapple exporters in the world.


Sugar loaf pineapple

Victoria or Queen

Smooth Cayenne
Accounts for 70% of global production

Hawaiian Gold
Sweeter and less acidic than the “Cayenne.”

Frozen Pistachio Parfait, Candied Pineapple Sorbet and Coconut Tapioca
Philippe Le bail, chef pâtissier, Hôtel Belvédère, Corse
Pineapple and Coconut Givré
Daniel Boulud, Daniel, USA
Pineapple Chips and
Philippe Le bail, chef pâtissier, Hôtel Belvédère, Corse
Pineapple Ravioles with Raspberries
Jacques et Laurent Pourcel, Le Jardin des Sens, France

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