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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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Agriculture executive James Muturi on Monday said the government distributed 49,000 pineapple seedlings to a farmers' group close to two years ago for trial.
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Pineapple, the world most favorite dessert and much sought after fruit for being rare in Pakistan, has now become part of the list of fruit items in Peshawar due to its easily availability in the city and adjoining areas.
PESHAWAR -- Pineapple, the world most favorite dessert and much sought after fruit for being rare in Pakistan, has now become part of the list of fruit items in Peshawar due to its easily availability in the city markets and adjoining areas.
Pineapples are especially rich in antioxidants known as flavonoids and phenolic acids.
Pineapple farming is one of the major sources of income for many farmers.
There are numerous health benefits from eating pineapples but the key one is that it contains bromelain, a key phytonutrient which has anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial effects.