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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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$ 1.45 per kg
+3.1%
Sep, 2019
May 6
Sep 16
Product Intelligence of Pineapple

Grades of Pineapple

What are the specifications of Pineapple? (Grades, Sizes, Colors, etc..)
General Information

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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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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