Most tropical fruits originate in Asia or Africa and then are propagated in the Americas. Pineapples seem to have moved in the opposite direction as they are said to be native to South America. It was only later during the Age of Discovery that European explorers brought the fruit out of the region and to other parts of the world.
It was supposedly no less than Christopher Columbus himself who first encountered the fruit and brought it to Europe. It was around the early 1700’s that the fruit was successfully cultivated there through hothouses. Hawaii which is the main producer of the fruit in the US was introduced to the pineapple earlier when a Spanish ship landed there in the 1500’s.
The Superhuman Food Pyramid wholly recommends regularly including this fruit in your diet to take advantage of its nutrients and its culinary as well as medicinal uses. Read on to know more about the benefits of pineapples.