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  1. Pineapples By: Derek Schulz

  2. General Information • Originated in South America • Scientific name “Ananas Cosmosus” • Rich in Vitamin C and Fiber • Helps aid Digestion • Can be prepared in many different ways

  3. Selecting Your Pineapples! • Available all year long • Should be fragrant, heavy and symmetrical in size • Leaves should be crowned and be fresh and green • Should be fresh and clean with no shriveling, discoloration or non-uniform ripening • Eat immediately after purchase since they are picked ripe

  4. Nutritional Facts • Fat-Free • Saturated fat-free • Very low sodium • Cholesterol-free • High in vitamin C

  5. Types of Pineapple • Fresh Pineapple • Frozen Pineapple • Pineapple Juice Concentrate • Puree • Dehydrated • Canned

  6. Sliced, Chunks, and Crushed Sliced Pineapple + + = Chunks + = Crushed

  7. Use of Pineapples Wastes • The outer peel and the central core are discarded when canning a pineapple • This waste accounts for 50% of the total pineapple weight called pineapple bran • 10 tons of fresh bran is discarded per hectare. • The bran, either fresh or dried is a good feed for ruminants. • Usually mixed with 9% molasses, grass, or ground into the feed of the ruminants.

  8. Can Make syrup Alcohol Vinegar Wine Citric acid Malic acid Escorbic acid Roughage from pineapple leaves can be used to produce clothes and paper. The paper is mainly used to produce bank notes. Use of Pineapples Wastes Con…

  9. Exporting and Packing • Reduction of post-harvest disease, fruit should be treated by dipping or spraying, with Dowicide A at a concentration of 7 grams per liter of water. Packing should be carried out immediately. • The fruits are normally packed by their net weight.

  10. Heart and root rot Heart rot Root rot Black rot Butt rot Fruit let core rot Pink Disease of Fruit Pineapple Mealy bug wilt Yellow Spot Virus Bacterial diseases Nematodes Diseases of Pineapple

  11. Scales Thrips, Vectors of yellow spot virus Mites Mealy bugs Ants, Associated with Mealybugs Symphylids Pests of Pineapples

  12. The End