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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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$ 1.13 per kg
-2.6%
May, 2019
Jan 7
May 20
Product Intelligence of Pineapple

Processing Types of Pineapple

What are the different types of processed Pineapple?
General Information

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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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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