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Pineapple

Pineapples have exceptional juiciness and a vibrant tropical flavor that balances the tastes of sweet and tart. They are second only to bananas as America's favorite tropical fruit. Although the season for pineapple runs from March through June, they are available year-round in local markets.

 

Pineapples are a composite of many flowers whose individual fruitlets fuse together around a central core. Each fruitlet can be identified by an "eye," the rough spiny marking on the pineapple's surface. Pineapples have a wide cylindrical shape, a scaly green, brown or yellow skin and a regal crown of spiny, blue-green leaves and fibrous yellow flesh. The area closer to the base of the fruit has more sugar content and therefore a sweeter taste and more tender texture.

Century Farms Pineapples
Century Farms Pineapples

Compatibility

Group 6.

 

Temperature

USDA recommended storage 45° to 55° F. (7° to 13° C.) 80% to 95% Humidity.

Pineapples are subject to chilling injury and not well adapted to long storage. Pineapples harvested at the half-ripe stage will have a shelf life of approximately two weeks when held at recommended temperatures. Mature

green fruit is more susceptible to chilling in- jury than riper fruit, and should not be held at temperatures below 50° F. (10° C.) Chilling injury will manifest itself as a dull water soaked appearance of the flesh, with a distinct darkening in the core. Pineapples which have been chilled are very susceptible to decays when removed from storage

 

Sources: The Produce Blue Book

Century Farms Pineapples

Suitable Shipping Condition/F.O.B. Good Delivery Guidelines

(Maximum percentage for 5 day normal transit.)

15% total average defects

8% serious

4% decay

 

Upon arrival at contract destination after five-days in transit.

 

Sources: United States Department Of Agriculture and PACA.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup of diced

 

Amount Per Serving

Calories from Fat 2Calories 74

 

% Daily Values*

Total Fat 0.19g  0%

   Saturated Fat 0.014g 0%

   Polyunsaturated Fat 0.065g

   Monounsaturated Fat 0.022g

Cholesterol 0mg 0%

Sodium 2mg 0%

Potassium 178mg

Total Carbohydrate 19.58g 7%

   Dietary Fiber 2.2g 9%

   Sugars 14.35g

Protein 0.84g

 

Vitamin A 2%  Vitamin C 94%

Calcium 2%  Iron 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

 

Nutrition Values are based on USDA Nutrient Database SR18

 

Century Farms Pineapples

Century Farms International, Inc.

10957 NW 123rd Street Medley, FL 33178

Office: 305-436-7971   Fax: 305-436-7968