Recently I visited the Hawaiian pineapple fields at Dole Pineapple Plantation in Oahu to learn more about fresh pineapple.
Many people are surprised to discover that pineapples do not grow on trees. The pineapple plant is relatively small — reaching between 3-5 feet tall, and peak season for Hawaiian pineapples is between April and May.
Pineapple nutrition includes good sources of manganese, vitamins C and B1. Some people say it’s also a great pain reliever. Other benefits of pineapple are its amazing source of bromelain, which is wonderful for joint health.
In this video above, I show you how to cut a pineapple, which is delicious served fresh, placed in a smoothie or used in a pineapple upside-down cake.