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Knowing pineapple,
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Is pineapple good for body? Why pineapple in Okinawa?
Learn more about pineapple and like it more.

Knowledge 1 History of pineapple

At that time (1492) when Pineapple was discovered on the New Continent, it was already transmitted to Central America, the West Indies. And after the discovery of the New Continent, it was widely introduced to the world. Distributed in various parts of Africa, India, and the Nanyang Islands in the 16th century.
In the 17th century, breeding was also tried in the greenhouse of the European aristocracy, and in the 18th century it became widely cultivated in the tropical and subtropical regions within the north-south latitude of 30 degrees.

Knowledge 2 Pine came in Okinawa

From the 14th century to the 16th century, the Kingdom of the Ryukyus was a period of great trading. Trade with West Akira (China), Luzon (Philippines) in Southeast Asia, Siam (Thailand), Malacca (Malaysia) was actively carried out. The representative thing that was transmitted around that time is Awamori.
A lot of time later, pineapple fading, the pineapple seedlings drifting in Kawahira Bay from the Dutch ship that stranded off Ishigakijima Island in 1866 were the first to be transferred to Okinawa.

Knowledge 3 History of Okinawa pine cultivation

1866 The seedlings of pineapple drifting in Kawahira Bay from the Netherlands ship stranded off Ishigakijima are said to be the first to be transferred to Okinawa. On Okinawa main island imported from Ogasawara in 1888 spread to Kunigami gun, and in 1927, the current main cultivar, Smooth Cayenne seed, was introduced to Izu-ku Honbuchi-cho.

Knowledge 4 Is pine good for a body?

It is said that it contains a large amount of vitamin B1 which promotes the breakdown of carbohydrates and promotes metabolism and furthermore it is effective for fatigue recovery, summer bite and aging prevention by a synergistic effect with vitamin B2, C, citric acid and so on.
It is said that it helps digestion after eating meat by the action of proteolytic enzyme bromelin.

Knowledge 5 Origin of the name of pineapple

From the shape resembling a pine cone, there is a theory that the pineapple is synthesized as the word pineapple, from the origin of the name of pine (pine) and from the meaning that it is sweet like an apple (apple).

Knowledge 6 How to tasty delicious pineapple

First of all we have "weight" to make it solid, and the bottom is ragged.
Another is "appearance". It is said that the whole is rounded, those with gloss, those with strong green leaves are good.

This is also pineapple? !

About 2,000 types of pineapple in all! Among them, only 106 types of pineapple can be eaten. There are about 200 kinds of pineapple in the pineapple park. Let's explore the park and look for various pineapples!

Princess Hime

Princess Hime

Very palm-sized very small ornamental pineapple.

Flower Pine

Flower Pine

Pineapple where red color is very beautiful. It is for the same ornamental as Princess Pine, both seem to be delicious, but I can not eat them.

Freesia

Freesia

It is also known as "Inco Ananas" because its color resembles a parrot of birds.

Alcantarea

Alcantarea

There is a height of 2 meters or more, and pops and yellow flowers bloom at the tip.

Neoregulia

Neoregulia

Unlike a flashy leaf like a needle mountain, a cute little cute flower blooms in the center of the leaf.

Ekmere

Ekmere

There are about 200 species of Ekmere genus, there are a lot of interesting shapes and characteristic flowers of beautiful colors.