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The Captain's Pineapples

Updated on June 26, 2016

The Captain's Pineapple Story

Once upon a time there were a captain known as Captain Bones, who gave all his silver coins for pineapples. Every where the captain go, he will sail to the West Indies to shop at the local market for pineapples. Till one day a fools eye; a man who sold pineapples at his local market, created a fake pineapple with bubble gum, painted and designed the look of a pineapple.The captain bought the pineapple and the fools eye thought he got away with his lies.

During the evening the captain set sail. Ready to have dinner, he pulled out his knife to cut into the pineapple and notice the pineapple was fake. The captain was furious, he set sail back to the fools eye. The fools eye denies his trick. The captain held a spiny leaf in his hand and ask the fools eye. How does a pineapple grow? The fools eye could not answer. The captain held up a pineapple plant and asked the fools eye. What kind of plant is this? The fools eye did not answer.

Then the captain ask another question. Where did you get your pineapples? The captain looked him in the eyes and says to the fools eye, give me back my money. Don't you ever think you can cheat a captain and get away with it. He got his money back. Then the captain took a spiny leaf of the pineapple plant and whoop the fools eye in the butt. The fools eye went running off with a dozen prickles.

The moral of the story is:Don't mess with a Captain's Pineapples.

Development of Cultivation History

Pineapples (Ananas Comosus), has three subfamilies about 50 genera and over 2,000 species. Native in China, Hawaii, Europe and Thailand are the most largest farm land of pineapple farming, also United States Virgin Islands has small local crops of pineapples.

In the 16th century pineapples are the development of cultivation in pineapple farming. Pineapples are popular fruits, it's characteristics ingredients in cuisines are used in food, pastry, desserts, and pie fillings.

Edible Fractions

Edible fraction content percent at maturity 15.0 sugar and 8.0 acid. The content upon ripening percent 103 sugar and 88 acid. The content in a pineapple at maturity and ripen stage are recorded to reach its level of vitamins and minerals at sugar and acid levels. However, the fruit are compared to other fruits, just to name a few in the fruits category apples, oranges, and strawberries are also edible fraction transition from maturity to ripen stage. The protein molecules of catalysts ripening enzymes are in a pineapple. Which can over ripen to deterioration of its tissues (skin), but a pineapple has an long lasting post harvest. Large Pineapples have 30 to 40 stiff leaves closely space on a thick fleshy stem. The outer part of the pineapple have a tough outer layer tissue (skin). The inner fleshy part of the pineapple is what's edible.

See Chart for details.

Pineapples Growth

How does a pineapple grow? Well, let's start with the seeds. Once the seed of the pineapple has sprout its first crown, it becomes a plant; the roots are forming. The axillary roots develops the leaves of the crown and the butt gets longer. The leaves are stiff and some has sharp edges. The stem shoots up firmly and thick. The crown is attached center to the top of the stem. Now, the fruit is developing. As the fruit gets bigger the sucker and the ground sucker is pulling nutriments from the roots. The pineapple gets bigger, add water and lots of sun. Then a slip is developed. You can snip the slip once the fruit is fully ripen. These slips are small crowns and they can grown also, just continue the process by sticking the crown into the soil, water, sun and lots of love.

Pineapples are Citrus Fruits

Pineapples can be packed and stored, canning pineapples are important, it helps to keep the pineapple from spoiling and dried pineapple is another way to keeping preserved or you can freshly pick a pineapple, in preparation is to cut the outer layer off. Slice and dice the fleshy yellowish inner part, then serve with a smile. Pineapples has a citrus taste that's quenching with juices. It's yellow fleshy inside texture are firm and edible of sweet tangy flavors.

A Ripe Pineapple

How do you know when a pineapple is ripen? By its color, it's green while it's getting its nutriments, then gradually its outer layer is getting yellow and the fruit is getting fatter and heavier. Sometimes the stem will lean over because of the weight of the pineapple. Prop will help the fruit from touching the ground, or if the fruit is to heavy its lean towards the ground, mulch with wood under the fruit.

Pineapple Nutritional Facts

One whole pineapple contains 960g of juices. The amount of vitamins, minerals and general information that measures one whole pineapple are listed on the chart.

Pineapple Combination Componds

The pineapples are volatile Esters used in preparation of synthetic flavors, perfumes and cosmetics.

Ester is an organic compound that combined with ester alcohol, organics or inorganic acids that develops carboxylic acids. This process is called Esterfication.

However, the combination of carboxylic acids, ester alcohol, hydrochloric acids or sulfuric acids develops of hydroxyl group (O'H), which changes to Alkoxy group (R'O).

Then a catalyst of three Esters in combination of alcohol, acid halides or acid anhydrides with salt of carboxylic acids and alkyl halides. This process of Saponification are developed, it's fats and oil are utilized in preparation of fragrance.

The completion Esterification, Alkoxy group, the three ester conventions and ethyl Butyrate in pineapple. This has a low molecules of carboxylic acids esters that develops a soften agency to the Pineapple oil fragrance.

The Captain's Pineapple Recipe

Classic Pineapple Smoothy

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cup malt
  • Mix and serve
  • Options: crush ice or vanilla ice cream

Classic Pineapple Smoothy

Flowering Pineapple Species

These are another species of the Bromeliaceae or Bromelia family of flowering pineapple plants. The epiphytes plants that grow on tree branches. The stiff leaves, sharp shaped leaves are often edge with spines. Many species produce flowers with colored bracts.

Some species are grown indoors as ornamental for their colorful flowers and foliage. The leaves of some species contain fibers that are made into ropes, fabrics, and netting; which are Aechmea, Ananas, Bromelia, Neoglaziovia and Puya.

Aechmea genus epiphytes, Native to Central and South America. Has 255 species and 8 sub genera. Leaves grows about 30 to 60cm (12 to 24 inches). The leaves are long and has spiny edges. Its also known as a ixtle. These leaves consist of magdalenae that is used to make ropes or threads. It's an indoor or outdoor ornamental plant. However, their colorful foliage and flowers bloom so beautifully, as it grows a nice Rosetta from the roots.

Billbergia genus epiphytes, has over 50 species in South America. Leaves grow about 90cm (35 inches). It blooms a colorful flower on a Rosetta like loose clusters.

Cryptanthus genus Bromeliaceae, has about 70 species in South America, grows 3 to 6 to 12 inches long. The foliage is dark green, red, pink and silver. It blooms a white flowers only once in there life time.

Dyckia genus Bromeliacea, subgenera Pitcairnioideae, has about 80 species in South America. Leaves grows about 10 to 20cm (4 to 8 inches). Blooms yellow or orange flowers that rises from the Rosetta with stalkless cluster in about 30cm (12 inches).

Guzmania genus Epiphytes, has 85 species in America and the West Indies. It blooms yellow and white stalk clusters of flowers from the Rosetta.

Hechtia genus Bromeliaceae, has 35 species. Grows in a small stalk of white flower clusters. The Rosetta is purplish above and silver below.

Neoglaziovia genus Bromeliaceae, has two species in perennial South America. Native to Brazil. It blooms purple flowers. The leaves are redlike and grows about 1.2 meters (4 feet) long. Also contains fibre called Caroa, which is used to create fabrics, rope, netting and packing materials.

Nidularium genus Bromeliaceae, has 25 species in South America. It grows on branches with red, purplish or white flowers.

Tillandsia genus Bromeliaceae, has 500 species in South America. There flowers during blooming has a strong fragrance.

Vriesea genus epiphytes, has 200 species in South America. Blooms pink, white and yellow flowers that have three pedals and three sepals that grows in their center of the Rosetta in a flat spike.

Puya genus Bromeliaceae, has 120 species in South America. Grows 10m (33 feet) tall. Native to Northern South America. Blooms White flowers stalk cluster to about 5.4m (18 feet). It grows in a dense Rosetta, also used for netting. The largest pineapple known as Bromeliad is a giant (Puya Raimondii) grew about 9m(30feet).





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