Grown locally by Don in Palmwoods. The pineapple is a member of the bromeliad family. It is extremely rare that bromeliads produce edible fruit,and it is the only available edible one today. One pineapple is actually made up of dozens of individual flowerets that grow together to format the entire fruit. Each floweret can be identified by an "eye," the rough spiny marking on the pineapple's surface. Since pineapples are rich in vitamin C, it can fight off viruses that cause cough and colds. Even when you are already infected with such ailment, pineapples can help you. These fruits have bromelain, which is effective in suppressing coughs and loosening mucus. Bromelain found in pineapples work to neutralize fluids to ensure that they are not too acidic. It also helps regulate the secretions in the pancreas to aid in digestion. Apart from that,since bromelain has protein-digesting properties, it can keep the digestive track healthy. Pineapples are also popular for their ability to build and maintain strong bones. This is because these fruits contain manganese, which is a trace mineral that your body needs to build bones and connective tissues. Since these fruits have anti-inflammatory qualities, eating pineapples can greatly alleviate the pain of arthritis while at the same time improve the condition by strengthening the bones. Apart from arthritis, it can also improve other similar conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome and gout. Eating pineapple will strengthen your gums that will help keep your teeth healthy and strong.