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
- 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.