El único Panamá - Week 31
Welcome to our weekly series about the uniqueness of Panama!
Pineapple - the Natural Candy of Panama!
The pineapple of Panama continues to be one of the top exported fruits. It enjoys a worldwide reputation and the main markets are in Europe, the United Sates and Asia.
The pineapple does not have a harvest season, the fruit is picked throughout the year. The weather and soil in Panama are satisfactory for its production. It is planned and not produced automatically all of which helps make the pineapple sweeter that those from other countries. However, despite their sweetness they are low in calories but rich in vitamins, enzymes and antioxidants. Pineapples can help aid indigestion, build strong bones and boost the immune system.
So, maybe a pineapple a day could keep the doctor away!
Did you know.....?
Pineapples grow on a stalk out of the top of the central stem and they do not grow from seeds.