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pineapple,

common name for one member of and for the Bromeliaceae, a family of chiefly epiphytic herbs and small shrubs native to the American tropics and subtropics. The spiny leaves of various species of the genus Ananas yield a hard fiber called gravata in South America and piña, or pineapple cloth, in the Philippines. A. sativa is the cultivated pineapple. The fruit, whose spiny skin is yellowish brown when ripe, is sweet and juicy; it is topped by a distinctive rosette of green leaves. It is grown throughout warmer regions. Thailand, the Philippines, and Brazil are the largest producers of canned pineapple. A compound derived from pineapple, branelain, is used as an anti-inflammatory. Species of Ananas, Tillsandia, and other genera are sometimes cultivated as ornamentals. Spanish mossSpanish moss,
fibrous grayish-green epiphyte (Tillandsia usneoides) that hangs on trees of tropical America and the Southern states, also called Florida, southern, or long moss. It is not a true moss but a member of the pineapple family, and has inconspicuous flowers.
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 (T. usenoides) is a member of this family. Many epiphytic bromeliads, growing in moist tropical American forests, have become highly modified for retaining water between rainfalls. The pineapple family is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Liliopsida, order Bromeliales.

pineapple

A decorative carved ornament representing a pineapple, used as a terminal or finial for a hipped roof or as the central element of an ogee pediment.
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People are actually growing pineapples in their houses and yards up north. www.EdibleLandscaping.com is shipping more and more exotic fruits to all kinds of people. Each plant has over 200 flowers, the individual fruits of these flowers join together to produce what we call a pineapple. The tough middle stem contains bromelain, an enzyme that digests protein. This tough stem can be broken down in a strong blender like a Vitamix. Both root and fruit can be eaten. Great antiinflammatory. Used to help macular degeneration (eyes), digestion, sinus, arthritis, energy, bones, teeth, gums, blood clots, nausea, morning sickness. Stems used for cancer. Some people “fast” on nothing but pineapple for several weeks to expel worms, parasites and cleanse the body. Also great sugar substitute.

pineapple

[′pī‚nap·əl]
(botany)
Ananas sativus. A perennial plant of the order Bromeliales with long, swordlike, usually rough-edged leaves and a dense head of small abortive flowers; the fruit is a sorosis that develops from the fleshy inflorescence and ripens into a solid mass, covered by the persistent bracts and crowned by a tuft of leaves.

pineapple

1. An ovoid, imbricated finial.
2. A decorative molding.

pineapple

1. a tropical American bromeliaceous plant, Ananas comosus, cultivated in the tropics for its large fleshy edible fruit
2. the fruit of this plant, consisting of an inflorescence clustered around a fleshy axis and surmounted by a tuft of leaves
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Aqui, Jose Agrippino nao procura decidir se abacaxi e como batata ou batata e como abacaxi, mas, pelo contrario, mistura os dois como partes integrantes dos tropicos, da mesma maneira que nas suas escritas--romance Lugar Publico, epopeia PanAmerica e peca de teatro Nacoes Unidas--Agrippino "propoe o texto multinacional, que assume a perspectiva industrial, tecnologica e hiperbolica do universo das multinacionais" (HOISEL, 1980: 152).
Justamente pelo fato de os residuos culturais do abacaxi terem adicionado materia organica ao solo, compensando assim os possiveis problemas decorrentes do tempo de uso do solo e do manejo inadequado.
Verifica-se na Tabela 1 que nao houve diferenca significativa p<0,05, entre as amostras de iogurte de abacaxi enriquecido com linhaca.
2008), estudando diversas polpas de frutas, encontraram a seguinte ordem crescente em relacao ao teor de compostos fenolicos: abacaxi < maracuja < manga < caju, corroborando com os resultados do presente estudo.
PTN(g) LIP(g) CHO(g) Manjar de coco light Por 100g 100,5 3,8 2,9 14,9 88,1 Por Porcao (110g) 103,8 4,2 3,2 15,0 96,95 Morango com brigadeiro light Por 100g 123,7 3,8 1,9 22,8 48,8 Por porcao (120g) 149,8 4,6 2,4 27,5 58,57 Mousse de limao diet e light Por 100g 125,8 5,6 2,6 20,0 94,3 Por porcao (90g) 111,8 4,7 2,3 18,0 84,89 Pudim de abacaxi diet e light Por 100g 92,8 3,3 0,1 19,7 91,7 Por porcao (110g) 81,6 3,6 0,1 21,7 100,9 Creme de chocolate diet s/lactose Por 100g 333,9 4,4 12,8 50,2 13,2 Por porcao (80g) 267,0 3,5 10,3 40,2 10,65 Mousse de maracuja diet e light Por 100g 148,8 4,5 2,4 27,3 52,2 Por porcao (110g) 163,2 5,0 2,6 29,9 57,54 Gelado de morango com ricota diet e light Por 100g 71,1 5,1 1,5 9,3 60,7 Por porcao (125g) 86,5 6,4 1,9 11,7 75,99 Tabela 2.
Frulix TF Abacaxi has astringent, nutrient and emollient properties and is recommended in shampoo and hair conditioning products.
Abacaxi, a pineapple, is colloquially applied to anything tricky, problematical or |difficult to peel'; while two current buzzwords, much used in connection with the recently impeached president, Collor de Mello, are jabacule (backhander) and maracutaia (dirty tricks), a corruption of the Tupi guamajacutaia, a species of hogfish.
Mais da metade (57%) dos entrevistados acreditavam, erroneamente, que o abacaxi era capaz de oxidar gordura corporal.
2012) na secagem de abacaxi em secador de bandejas nas temperaturas de 40, 50 e 60[degrees]C e o modelo Polinomial foi o que melhor se ajustou aos dados experimentais de contracao volumetrica, como determinaram Goneli et al.