Pineapples are rich in vitamins, enzymes and antioxidants. They may help boost the immune system and build strong bones. Despite their sweetness, they are low in calories.

Here are a few facts about pineapples:

  • Pineapples regenerate! You can plant pineapple leaves to grow a new plant.
  • Pineapples contain the bromelain enzyme which can break down proteins, so you can use them to tenderize meat.
  • Pineapples take about 18-20 months to become ready to harvest.
  • Pineapples ripen faster upside down.
  • Pineapple plants have really pretty flowers.