Prickly – Pineapple

Did you know that a pineapple is considered a berry?  “The pineapple plant’s flowers produce berries that actually coalesce together around the fruit’s core. So the pineapple fruit itself is actually a bunch of ‘fruitlets’ fused together.”  It can take a pineapple two years to grow to maturity, so no wonder they can be a bit pricey at the grocery store.

Pineapple

As a pineapple fruit grows, the outer rind or shell becomes tough and prickly, resembling a pine cone, which is how it got its name.

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