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Pineapple

Similar Names
Ananas comosus
Top Producer
Morocco
0574 Pineapples
Top Exporter
Costa Rica
080430 Pineapples, fresh or dried
Top Importer
United States
080430 Pineapples, fresh or dried
Wholesale Prices
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$ 1.18 per kg
+3.1%
Jul, 2019
Mar 4
Jul 15
Product Intelligence of Pineapple

Definitive Guide to Pineapple

Everything you need to know about the basics, production, export and import of Pineapple.
Product Description
General Information

- Pineapple is a tropical plant with edible multiple fruit consisting of coalesced berries, named for resemblance to the pine cone. Pineapple is the most economically important plant in the Bromeliaceae family.

- Pineapple may be consumed fresh, canned, juiced, and are found in a wide array of food stuffs - dessert, fruit salad, jam, yogurt, ice cream, candy, and as a complement to meat dishes.

- Pineapple is rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber and enzymes that is good for the digestive system and helps in maintaining ideal weight and balanced nutrition.

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Saerom Seong
General Information

- Pineapple (Ananas comosus)

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Dennis Barrogo
General Information

*0804                Dates, figs, pineapples, avocadoes, guavas, mangoes and 

                           mangosteens, fresh or dried

*08043000       - Pineapples

*200820            - Pineapples juice

*22089050       - - Arrack or pineapple spirit of an alcoholic strength by 

                           volume not exceeding 40% vol.

*22089060       - - Arrack or pineapple spirit of an alcoholic strength by 

                           volum exceeding 40% vol.

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Smooth Cayenne (Hawaiian)

- fruit is large; cylindrical, brownish yellow, flat eyes not prominent medium deep, flesh yellowish, very juicy, sweet, slightly fibrous, aromatic, rich flavor and excellent quality; medium core, fairly inedible; small crown; leaves are long, broad and generally spineless

- it is good for canning

Queen (Formosa)

- fruit is small, oblong, slightly tapering, color straw yellow with brown markings; eyes prominent, small and deep; flesh yellowish, tender, crispy, sweet, rich flavor and excellent quality, small core; and small to medium crown

- it is good for the table

Red Spanish (Native Philippine Red)

- fruit is small to medium, somewhat cone shaped and of medium quality

- eyes are relatively large, and when ripe has a bright, and clear red color

- fruit has no commercial value

- mature leaves of this variety are excellent raw material for piña fibers

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Fresh pineapples are graded according to its general appearance, quality and condition:


Extra Class

- Pineapple in this class shall be of superior quality

- they shall be of similar varietal characteristics; well-formed, well-developed eyes; practically free from decay, sunscald, injury caused by disease, insects, animals, mechanical or other means

- butts shall be trimmed, well-cured, free from damage caused by cracks

- tops shall be of characteristic color, single, straight, well attached to the fruit and free from crown slips, knobs and discoloration

- length of the tops shall not be more than 1 1⁄2 times the length of the fruit

Class I

- Pineapples in this class shall be of good quality

- they shall be of same varietal characteristics, well-formed, well-developed eyes; reasonably free from decay, sunscald, injury caused by disease, insects, animals, mechanical or other means

- butts shall be well-trimmed, fairly well-cured and have not been badly cracked

- tops shall be of characteristic color, single, reasonably straight, well attached to the fruit and shall not have more than 5 crown slips

- length of the tops shall not be more than twice the length of the fruit

Class II

- Pineapples in this class which do not qualify for inclusion in the higher classes but satisfy the general requirements specified in the Philippines standards

- they shall be of similar varietal characteristics, fairly well-formed, fairly well-developed eyes; reasonably free from decay, sunscald, injury caused by disease, insects, animals, mechanical or other means

- tops shall be of characteristic color, well attached to the fruit, not completely curved and consist of not more than 2 fairly well developed stems and shall have any number of crown slips

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Popular Pineapple Processed Products in the Philippines:


Dried pineapple

- most of the free water of the fruit is eliminated in this product

- prepared in chunks or slices for better presentation and make handling easier

- final moisture is near 5%, and this allows the dried fruit to have a long shelf life

Juice

- obtained from crushing fruit pieces and proper physical separation of the solids

- juice must be pasteurized and packed to extend its shelf life and a preservative or refrigerated storage may be used as additional barriers to microbial spoilage

- packing may be plastic bottles or bags, coated cans, multi-laminate (plastic, paper, metal foil) or any newer materials

Nectar

- it is the product of blending juice with a certain amount of solids from the pulp containing the same amount of °Brix as the original fruit

- nectars are prepared by diluting fruit pulp to 30 °Brix

- methods of preservation and packing are similar to those described for juice

Pulp

- it is the product of the basic processing of peeled pineapple pulp by crushing

- pulp may be preserved by thermal treatment, by preservatives addition and proper handling

- packed in small packages, or in bulk packages for further industrial processing and formulations as ice cream mixes, jellies, jams, sodas, etc.

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Key factors that determine the quality of pineapple

- Color characteristics - the tops are green and characteristics of well-grown pineapples at shipment, and shall be fairly green and relatively free from discoloration as received in the markets

- Fairly well-formed - the fruit is somewhat round or cylindrical in shape

- Fairly well-developed eyes – eyes which show fairly normal development and are not badly misshapen

- Mature – the fruit shows a yellow green cast at the stem scar after removing the calyx and the grooves of the two layers of eyes from the bottom are turning yellow and are far apart

- Damages – no defect or injury which affects to varying degrees the appearance, eating and shipping qualities of the fruit 

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Key factors that determine the prices of pineapple

- Peak season of pineapple provides sufficient supply which lower prices

- Types or varieties of pineapple

- Higher class pineapples are pricier compared to low class pineapple

- Excellent quality pineapple could provide higher prices

- Period of higher consumption such as year-end holidays 

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Dennis Barrogo
Production
Intelligence on global production published on Tridge are based on the statistical data provided by UN FAO: Food and Agriculture Organization. We follow the FAO Code scheme of our data source and assign each page with its most closely associated FAO Codes.
This page is associated with the following HS Codes:
- 0574 Pineapples
FAO Code 0574 Pineapples
Export
Intelligence on global imports and imports published on Tridge are based on the statistical data provided by UN Comtrade: International Trade Statistics Database. We follow the HS Code scheme of our data source and assign each page with its most closely associated HS Codes.
This page is associated with the following HS Codes:
HS Code 080430 Fruit, edible; pineapples, fresh or dried
Import
Intelligence on global imports and imports published on Tridge are based on the statistical data provided by UN Comtrade: International Trade Statistics Database. We follow the HS Code scheme of our data source and assign each page with its most closely associated HS Codes.
This page is associated with the following HS Codes:
HS Code 080430 Fruit, edible; pineapples, fresh or dried

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