Are pineapples and ananas the same fruit? This topic is often debated. Some people think that pineapples and ananas are different in taste and shape, and they are two different fruits.

Some people think that pineapples and ananas are the same fruit, but different varieties. But if you take it seriously, both of these statements are wrong.

1. The scientific name of this fruit is pineapple, which belongs to the bromeliad family, bromeliad, and bromeliad species in botany, so "pineapple" is the official name of others. Academically, pineapple and ananas are the same thing.

2. Why do pineapple and ananas have two names? Pineapples are native to Brazil and are named "pineapples" because they look like a shrunken version of jackfruit.

Pineapples are all imported from Brazil, but in some areas, its leaves are spread out piece by piece, much like the tail of a phoenix, and it is in the shape of a pear, so it is called ananas.

Why is there a controversy over pineapples and ananas?

Although pineapple and ananas are two different names for the same thing academically, they have actually been differentiated in the market.

Because the thorns of pineapples are relatively large, it is inconvenient to eat. In some areas, a "eyeless pineapple" has been introduced. The thorns of this pineapple are relatively small and shallow, and it is easier to peel and eat, and the taste is more delicate.

It is sweet and very popular in the market, and gradually Taiwan is mainly planting this "eyeless pineapple". In order to distinguish two different pineapples in the market, they are subtly called pineapples and pineapples, so in fact, in the fruit market, pineapples and pineapples are two different fruits.


Why should pineapple be soaked in salt water?

Because pineapple contains a substance called "pineapple enzyme", it will stimulate the oral mucosa and the tender epidermis of the lips when eaten directly, which will give people a tingling feeling.

Salt can inhibit the activity of pineapple enzymes. After soaking pineapple with salt water, it can effectively inhibit the stimulation of pineapple enzymes on the oral mucosa and lips, and at the same time, the pineapple will be more sweet.

How to Pick a Pineapple?

First look at the color of the pineapple leaves. The scale leaves on the surface are orange-yellow, and they are generally nine minutes ripe and suitable for eating on the same day.

The ones that are bright yellow and slightly green at both ends are mostly half-rare, so it is more appropriate to buy them and leave them for two days before eating.

Next, gently press the scale leaves of the pineapple. If the juice comes out when pressed, it is already ripe; if pressed, it is slightly soft, but has a certain elasticity, which is generally a ripe pineapple that can be eaten; if it is pressed hard, is immature.