Pineapple Facts for Kids

A Picture of a Pineapple and Cut Pineapple
  • Name: Pineapple, Pineapples
  • Type of Food: Fruit
  • Produced From: Pineapple (Ananas comosus)
  • Total Calories: 50 (112 grams serving)
  • Total Fat: 0 grams (112 grams serving)
  • Total Protein: 1 gram (112 grams serving)
  • Total Carbohydrates: 13 grams (112 grams serving)

23 Pineapple Facts for Kids

  1. Pineapple is a sweet tropical fruit grown by humans for consumption.
  2. Pineapple is a member of the Bromelioideae family in the Ananas genus.
  3. The scientific binomial name for pineapple is Ananas comosus.
  4. Pineapples are native to South America and have been grown there for centuries.
  5. Pineapples grow on small shrubs known as pineapple plant.
  6. There are several varieties of pineapples, like Red Spanish, Hilo, Kona Sugarloaf and Natal Queen.
  7. A pineapple plant can grow between 3.3 and 4.9 feet tall.
  8. The part of the pineapple plant we eat is the flower.
  9. One cup of pineapple (165 grams) has 82 calories.
  10. One cup of pineapple (165 grams) has no fat.
  11. One cup of pineapple (165 grams) has no cholesterol.
  12. One cup of pineapple (165 grams) has 2 milligrams of sodium (salt).
  13. One cup of pineapple (165 grams) has 22 grams of carbohydrates.
  14. One cup of pineapple (165 grams) has 1 gram of protein.
  15. One cup of pineapple (165 grams) has 21 milligrams of calcium and 179 milligrams of potassium.
  16. Pineapples can be eaten whole, used to make pineapple juice and combined with other foods or drinks.
  17. In 2017, the largest producer of pineapples was Costa Rica with over 3.3 million tons.
  18. In 2017, the entire world produced around 30 million tons of pineapple.
  19. Pests can damage pineapple crops and the most damaging pest are mealybugs.
  20. Pineapples aren’t immune to diseases and the most serious one is bacterial heat rot.
  21. If you replant the cut off top of a pineapple it will grow into a new pineapple plant.
  22. A pineapple from seed to harvest takes between 15 and 18 months.
  23. A replanting of a pineapple to harvest takes between 10 and 15 months.

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