A tropical fruit with a yellow/green, bumpy exterior and bright yellow edible interior. The fruit is sweet and slightly sour.
Domesticated in tropical South America.
In 1493, Christopher Columbus encountered pineapple in Guadeloupe. He then introduced pineapples to Spain.
Pineapples are a symbol of hospitality in many cultures.
New Oxford Book of Food Plants by John Vaughan et al. (2009)
The Oxford Companion to Food. 3rd ed., by Alan Davidson and edited by Tom Jaine (2014)
“The Super Luxe History of Pineapples—And Why They Used to Cost $8000” by Suzanne Raga (2020)