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The Pineapple Thread
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United Arab Emirates
12/17/2012 05:39 AM
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I grew up not liking pineapples because I only remember trying it when it was cooked and never really bothered with it. A few months back i realized the beauty and magnificence of the Pineapple. I would compare it to the lion of the jungle. I believe that it deserves a thread.
Now lets break it down.
Pine cone (Pineal Gland) (Pinea)pple
Apple (Energy field of the heart/Universal Creator)
Its scientific name is Ananas
In arabic Ana-Nas translates to "I am people/humans"
Doesn't that alone open up your eyes?
Here's a list of strange facts I've gotten from a simple google search. I ask of you all, please share what you know. This fruit is seriously... magical
Pineapples are really very strange things. It would probably be reasonably easy to write a whole book, albeit a small one, containing things that most people donít know about the spiky topped fruit. Partially because Iím not sure that anyone would buy the book, but mostly because I just canít be bothered, I am instead going to just keep it down to these 10 interesting (I think) facts.
There are a lot of foods that affect the taste of your seminal or vaginal fluids, but pineapple is one of the strongest. Eating a lot of pineapple makes you taste sweeter, and less Ďfishyí.
When you cut up a pineapple at home, you normally chuck the skin, core and ends in the bin. The pineapple canning industry doesnít though, these bits are used for making alcohol, vinegar and animal feed.
Each pineapple plant only produces just one pineapple per year.
Unripe pineapples donít just taste vile, but can actually be quite poisonous. Eating it causes serious throat irritation and it has a strong laxative effect.
Pineapples grow slowly, and can take up to two years to reach full size, so we pick and eat them when they are much smaller, but if they are left to their own devices they can reach up to 9kg (20lbs).
If you want to speed up the ripening of a pineapple, so that you can eat it faster, then you can do it by standing it upside down (on the leafy end).
Traditionally pineapple juice was used as a diuretic and to induce labour.
The Bromelain enzyme in pineapples breaks down proteins. This means that you can use pineapple or pineapple juice as a meat tenderiser.
The same Bromelain enzyme means that you canít put fresh pineapple in jelly, because it breaks down the gelatine. You can stop this from happening by boiling the chunks of pineapple in their juice or in water for a few minutes, or you can use canned pineapple.
In case you find yourself on a sailing trip in the tropics without any Ajax, you might like to know that pineapple juice mixed with sand is very good for cleaning boat decks and machete blades.
source : [link to porkandgin.com]