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January 5, 2014

Fresh Facts About: Pineapple!

As the Fruit Experts®, we find out stuff about fruit that we find interesting, surprising, amazing or funny all the time… and we think you will too. That’s why we’re sharing Fresh Facts About fruit here on our blog. This week’s featured fruit may have a prickly exterior, but it’s oh-so-sweet on the inside. IT’S PINEAPPLE!

Euro-Pineapple-Star. Did you know that Christopher Columbus brought pineapple to Europe?! He found pineapple on the island of Guadeloupe in 1493, thus allowing Europeans to taste this sweet indulgence. Celebrate this discovery, or any other landmark days in your own life, by adding our unique pineapple Edible Numbers® to any arrangement!

Feel-Good Fruit. One of the many vitamins and minerals in pineapple, Bromelain, has been known to protect against viruses and provide a natural detox to the immune system. Studies also show its positive response to decreasing inflammation and swelling of body tissue, furthermore suggesting this enzyme as a remedy for chemotherapy side effects.

The Flat Belly Fruit. According to Dr. Oz, a daily dose of pineapple can help break down food in your gut that might otherwise make your belly bloated!

House of Pineapple. The infamous cartoon character SpongeBob Squarepants “lives in a pineapple under the sea.” (You can also find SpongeBob right here at Edible Arrangements®!)

Know any other interesting tidbits about the pineapple? Let us know in the comments section below!





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