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    Pineapple

    Did you know pineapple is good for colds and coughs? Pineapples are packed with Vitamin C and all the flu fighting goodness you'd expect to get from oranges except pineapples have something extra special! Bromelain, an enzyme which is found in pineapples, is excellent for digestion and has been found to help suppress coughs and loosen mucus. You can grow a pineapple plant by twisting the crown off a store bought pineapple, allowing it to dry for 2-3 days, and then planting it.

    Each pineapple plant only produces just one pineapple per year. Unripe pineapples can actually be quite poisonous. Eating it causes serious throat irritation and it has a strong laxative effect. Pineapples are a very useful fruit. The skins, core and end portions are used to make a variety of products including vinegar, alcohol and animal food. It's always great when you don't have to waste anything.

    When buying a pineapple look for ones that are heavy for their size. Pineapples should be free of soft spots, bruises and darkened "eyes," all of which may indicate that the pineapple is past its prime. Pineapple stops ripening as soon as it is picked, so choose fruit with a fragrant sweet smell at the stem end. Avoid pineapple that smells musty, sour or fermented.