Pineapples(鳳梨) One of the three major fruits in Taiwan


Posted Date:2017-11-24

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Origin Taitung City、Ludao Township、Lanyu Township、Yanping Township、Beinan Township、Luye Township、Guanshan Township、Haiduan Township、Chishang Township、Donghe Township、Chenggong Township、Changbin Township、Taimali Township、Dawu Township、Daren Township


     Originated from tropical South America, pineapples must be grown in warm climate and sunny places where temperature and rainfall do not vary much. The sweetest part of a pineapple is the head part, while the closer to the bottom, the sourer.

     The cultivation history of pineapple in Taiwan can be traced back to the late period of Emperor Kangxi in the Qing Dynasty. Till now, it has a history of three hundred years. The cultivation areas concentrate in the central, southern and also eastern slopes of Taiwan. Pineapples in Taiwan can be divided into local, exotic and hybrid breeds.

     Pineapple is a kind of nutritious fruit. The tough outer skin needs to be removed first before eating. Pineapples have rich aroma and special flavor, and it also contains water, sugar, acid, minerals and cellulose. It is recommended to choose full and heavy ones. You can also flick a pineapple with your fingers to see whether it sounds "full."