- 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
- Pineapple is a sweet tropical fruit grown by humans for consumption.
- Pineapple is a member of the Bromelioideae family in the Ananas genus.
- The scientific binomial name for pineapple is Ananas comosus.
- Pineapples are native to South America and have been grown there for centuries.
- Pineapples grow on small shrubs known as pineapple plant.
- There are several varieties of pineapples, like Red Spanish, Hilo, Kona Sugarloaf and Natal Queen.
- A pineapple plant can grow between 3.3 and 4.9 feet tall.
- The part of the pineapple plant we eat is the flower.
- One cup of pineapple (165 grams) has 82 calories.
- One cup of pineapple (165 grams) has no fat.
- One cup of pineapple (165 grams) has no cholesterol.
- One cup of pineapple (165 grams) has 2 milligrams of sodium (salt).
- One cup of pineapple (165 grams) has 22 grams of carbohydrates.
- One cup of pineapple (165 grams) has 1 gram of protein.
- One cup of pineapple (165 grams) has 21 milligrams of calcium and 179 milligrams of potassium.
- Pineapples can be eaten whole, used to make pineapple juice and combined with other foods or drinks.
- In 2017, the largest producer of pineapples was Costa Rica with over 3.3 million tons.
- In 2017, the entire world produced around 30 million tons of pineapple.
- Pests can damage pineapple crops and the most damaging pest are mealybugs.
- Pineapples aren’t immune to diseases and the most serious one is bacterial heat rot.
- If you replant the cut off top of a pineapple it will grow into a new pineapple plant.
- A pineapple from seed to harvest takes between 15 and 18 months.
- A replanting of a pineapple to harvest takes between 10 and 15 months.
Pictures of Pineapples
A picture of a pineapple and a pineapple plant.
Credit: North Dakota State University
A picture of a pineapple that has been sliced.
A picture of a pineapple and pineapple juice.
Additional Resources on Pineapples
- Pineapple Nutrition Facts – View the nutritional facts for pineapple on the USDA SNAP-Ed Connection website.
- Benefits of Pineapple – Discover the benefits of pineapple on the Live Science website.
- Pineapple – Wikipedia – Find more facts about pineapples on the Wikipedia website.