Varieties Of Fruits In Nigeria (2 of 13)

[First] [Prev] [Index] [Next] [Last]

Pineapple (Ananas Comosus) 
 Although pineapple is one of the best known fruits, it is actually in the herb family – an indication that fruits come in different forms. 

The pineapple tree is a perennial tropical plant with spiny, recurved leaves and a short, thick stem. It originated from South America. The fruit itself has as juicy, yellowish, seedless flesh and a covering of floral bracts topped with short, stiff leaves. 

The ripe fruit is peeled and eaten fresh, while for commercial purposes the flesh is squeezed and the liquid canned.

Pineapple (Ananas Comosus)