Are you pinning for pineapple? It is so sweet yet anti-inflammatory which is rare! Not only does it taste good with its vibrant tropical flavour, but it will also take good care of you by providing some immense health benefits to your body.
It is fascinating that Columbus encountered the pineapple in 1493 on the leeward island of Guadeloupe. He called it piña de Indes, meaning “pine of the Indians”, and brought it back with him to Europe.
As much as you love this golden wonder fruit, it is important to buy organic pineapple.
The vast majority of the pineapples sold in the US, Canada and Europe are grown in Costa Rica, where pineapple production is a highly industrialized and chemically driven industry. The heavy use of pesticides have lead to grave concerns about soil quality, biodiversity and the health and well being of pineapple farmers and their families. The demand for cheap pineapple has lead to serious ethical and environmental issues. Growers use up to 44 lb of pesticides per hectare! The pesticides are hormone disruptors made of organophosphates and organochlorines that affect workers’ health and can contaminate drinking water.