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Pearl Pineapple Impressive for Health Benifit

The pearl pineapple is a variety of pineapple that belongs to the family “Bromelianceae”. The pearl pineapple has a scientific name identical to that of the pineapple, that is, “Ananas comosus” and its origin goes back to South America. The fruit is now cultivated in various parts of the world due to the fact that it has fallen in the taste of all cultures.

Pearl pineapple is characterized by a pale yellow pulp and a well-marked, sweet taste, but not too acidic. Its skin is greenish even when the fruit is ripe, and you may need to squeeze it slightly to know if it is still green (hard) or ripe (soft).

pearl pineapple
pearl pineapple

The most famous pineapples are pearl and Hawaii , and there are some important differences that should be noted. Hawaii, for example, is rounder and has hair on the scales, which gives the impression that the fruit is “goose bump”. In this type of pineapple, there are thorns only on the tip. Furthermore, the scales are well developed, regardless of maturation. The pearl pineapple is usually longer. There are thorns along its entire length. Its scales are larger than in Hawaii and will depend on ripeness: the bigger, the more ripe the fruit is.

As for values, pearl pineapple has a price similar to Hawaii, both of which vary a lot, as they depend on the supply of fruit and demand by consumers, in addition to weather conditions, transport and other issues.

PROPERTIES AND BENEFITS OF PEARL PINEAPPLE

Every 100 grams of pearl pineapple offers very healthy properties to the body. There are 34.6 mg of vitamin C, 22 g of calcium, 131 mg of potassium and 0.9 g of protein. In addition, pearl pineapple has a few calories, only 48 kcal in a slice, which means it is a great ally for anyone looking to lose weight. Another property of pearl pineapple is that it is a diuretic, enabling greater elimination of liquids that are usually retained in the body.

And speaking of the fitness world, among other benefits of Pearl Pineapple, the ability of its fibers to promote greater feeling of satiety on the stomach, in addition to providing greater relief to muscle and joint pain that may occur after practice, should also be highlighted. of physical exercises.

Eating pearl pineapple has other benefits. Among them, greater protection with regard to blood clotting, which will help prevent heart problems. Furthermore, the manganese present in the fruit contributes to the prevention of bone diseases. The vitamin C present in pearl pineapple strengthens the immune system against infectious diseases, flu and cold.

The fruit also has antioxidant action, which ensures that its substances face and eliminate free radicals and cells harmful to our body that can lead to premature aging and cause some types of cancer.

HOW TO PLANT PEARL PINEAPPLE

If you want to know how to plant pearl pineapple, you should pay attention to a number of questions. The first aspect concerns the soil, which must have a medium texture, that is, sandy-clay, or light, more sandy. The soil must also be very well drained, preferably flat and with good depth. Regarding its acidity, it is recommended that the pH stays around 5.0. Another important tip regarding the soil is that it cannot be soaked, otherwise it may compromise the cultivation of pearl pineapple.

The most recommended planting time is at the beginning of the rainy season, as it facilitates the seedlings to connect to the soil and develop. However, it is possible to cultivate at any time of the year depending on the soil moisture, the amount of seedlings available and the period you plan to harvest the ripe fruit.

Pearl pineapple is one of the most popular types for cultivation, as it is resistant to a fungal disease called fusariosis, which affects plants, animals and even humans. This fruit variety is very strong and offers thornless leaves and great fruit.

When choosing the seedlings for cultivation, remember that it is necessary for them to have a size a little larger than a span, around 25 cm. They must be purchased in places where the number of rotten fruits has been minimal. If the seedling shows any signs of gum, it is better to discard it. Be careful to choose only healthy and vigorous seedlings. The most easily located seedlings are: crown, young, young and young.

The planting of seedlings can be carried out in holes, furrows or crevices, which is the most recommended. If you don’t have a furrower, dig holes with a hoe, Hawaiian-style planting shovel, or like a mechanized digger. Seedlings can be planted in single or double rows.

The distance between the holes can vary, depending on the variety of production destination, the amount of mechanization involved in cultivation, among other items. To produce fresh fruit or to make juices, the spacing should be less. If the focus is industrial, the spacing must be greater and with less fruit per area.

It is important to keep the cultivar free from weeds at all times. Clean them frequently so they don’t grow. It is also important to fertilize the soil, with direct application to the soil, close to the plants. Be careful not to drop fertilizer in the plant’s eye.

Irrigation is another key aspect to Hawaii pineapple success. Even in places with well-defined rainy seasons, it is necessary to irrigate the plants regularly and throughout the production cycle. But be careful, because pineapple is sensitive not only to a lack of water, but also to its excess. Finally, the harvest. Remember that each plant usually bears only one fruit once every three years. Therefore, care must be great for its success.

More information about pearl pineapple at Embrapa (Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation), which has several guidelines that can help even those who want to plant it professionally.

 

Check out other types of pineapple:

Pineapple Benefits and Properties

Benefits and Properties of Pineapple Hawaii

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Robert Asprin, APD is a non-dieting Accredited Practicing Dietitian passionate about inspiring positive changes in eating and lifestyle behaviors to help improve health while nurturing relationships with food and body.

Robert Asprin

Robert Asprin, APD is a non-dieting Accredited Practicing Dietitian passionate about inspiring positive changes in eating and lifestyle behaviors to help improve health while nurturing relationships with food and body.

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