Pineapples are imported and are available all year round.
Ripen on the bench and store in the fridge once cut. Handle all fresh produce with care and wash before eating.
Pineapples are native to Brazil. Cultivation by the Indian people saw pineapple plants spread up through South America. Spanish explorers took the fruit back to Spain. They were carried on ships to help prevent the disease, scurvy.
Serving size: 1 slice (1.5 x 9cm diam.) - 110g
|Avg Quantity per serving||Avg Quantity per 100g|
|Fat, total (g)||0.2||0.2|
|- saturated (g)||trace||trace|
|- sugars (g)||12.5||11.4|
|Dietary Fibre (g)||2.3||2.1|
|Vitamin C (mg)||27.5||25|
|Vitamin B6 (mg)||0.1||0.09|
Source: The Concise New Zealand Food Composition Tables, 8th Edition, Plant & Food Research