Pining for Pineapples

Pineapples (Ananas comosus) come from tropical plants in the Bromeliaceae family. The fruit actually consists of coalesced berries. Pineapples originally evolved in the inland areas of what is now Brazil and Paraguay.  South American Guarani Indians cultivated pineapples for food. They called them nanã, meaning “excellent fruit.” The Guaranis and other tribes explored, raided, and traded […]