One of the most popular fruits, pineapple has an interesting history to narrate.
The fruit is indigenous to Paraguay, in South America. It spread by the local Indians up through the South and Central Americas and to the West Indies. Later, it was brought to Spain when Columbus discovered Americas’ in 1493, from where it spread to rest of the world by the sailors who carried it along with them everywhere they go for protection from scurvy (a disease caused by the deficiency of vitamin C)
Scientifically, it is known as “Ananas comosus” and belongs to the family of Bromeliaceae, ANANAS.