Popular Pineapple Processed Products in the Philippines:
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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.