Pineapple – piña

The pineapple takes it name from the resemblance it bears to the pine cone of temperate regions. Although it is associated with Hawaii since they grow a lot of the fruit in the market,  it is a native of the West Indies and Central America, although it is now grown in tropical countries around the world. Ornamental pineapples are often grown and house-plants. They are related to bromeliads and air plants.

We have several varieties of pineapples in the Dominican Republic. The supermarkets here only carry one type.

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