Pineapple crop
Pineapple crop
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Originating in Brazil, pineapple was noticed very early by the Spaniards.
It was then distributed throughout the world tropics.
It was adapted to Hawaii in 1885 as an industrial crop for the canning industry (pineapple slides with syrup).
The industrial production of pineapple worldwide is mainly based on one sole cultivar.

The consumption of fresh fruit from Africa developed after World War II.
Fruits and vegetables | World's food