History Pineapple

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Although we associate pineapples in Hawaii, is not native to those islands, is, who moved there from Jamaica by the British in 1886, the entire 200 years since the fruit has been cultivated and consumed in Europe.

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Pineapple is native to South America and was probably imported from the indigenous tribes of the Caribbean, which brought the sweet fruit with them, and transferred many of its islands. Spanish explorers to find a record of fruit sweetness and surprised the 16 th century. Holland took the plant from Suriname, where he cultivated, and eventually led to the Netherlands to try to increase in greenhouses. 18. century, the British attempted to grow tropical plants specially constructed greenhouses.

Pineapple is believed to have received them from the Caribbean islands of Spanish shipwrecks. The fruit is believed to have been washed ashore that the ship met a terrible fate devastating storm, or other hazards at sea. The Spanish explorers knew that eating pineapple helped prevent scurvy, a disease caused by vitamin C deficiency, so they brought pineapples, when possible.

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When Columbus made his second trip to the Caribbean in 1493, he and his crew often ate the fruit that is there. They thought that the result looks like a pine cone, so they called the "pine of the Indies." When introduced into English later, they added the word "apple", because "they thought should be combined with another delicious fruit that people enjoyed. And so the name" pineapple "was born.

As the pineapple has been making its way into Anglo-American culture, Captain Richard Ligon boarded the ship bound for the Caribbean's Achilles London. In 1657 he published an account of his travels, including a history of the island of Barbados. He devoted three pages to the pineapple. Newspapers of the time mentions the gifts of pineapples to the king.

The unusual appearance and sweetness of pineapple and its relationship to fertility and agriculture has been a popular delicacy in colonial America. When it was served to the guests, they were obviously flattered by the honor, and therefore may have evolved the idea that the pineapple was considered a sign of the highest form of hospitality.

Pineapple also went on to become a recognized symbol of hospitality. Houses and public buildings often sported decorative pineapple plants that had been carved into the wood, stencils, and fabrics on the furniture, etc.

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In the eighteen hundreds the end, was an Englishman named Captain John Kidwell good idea when he managed to canned pineapple. But when the United States received a high tariff on canned pineapple, Captain Kidwell was unable to sell canned pineapple a profitable business. He was forced to close his business in 1898. Surprisingly, it was the same year that Hawaii became part of the United States, and high tariffs were removed. Two years later, a man named James Drummond Dole went to Hawaii with a thousand dollars, with degrees in business and agriculture, with a dream of growth and canned pineapple. The following year, Dole began the Hawaiian Pineapple Company. Its main objective was to make its canned pineapple available in every grocery store in America.

Today, the pineapple plantations are still in the main Hawaiian islands of Maui and Oahu, respectively.

If you live in a hot enough, you can develop your own pineapple plant. To do this, simply remove the crown of gently turning a fresh pineapple. Remove the bottom leaves, crown and let it dry for several days. Then the crown can be planted in a sunny spot, about two inches down on the ground. When plants are becoming a year, begin to bloom. The flowers are pink and small and look like a pineapple. You must be patient, but because it takes a year and a half for the plant to produce a pineapple.


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