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Why Is Pineapple Cheap ? (A Simple Explanation)

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I love pineapple and it has this incredibly delicious taste. Furthermore it contains multiple nutrients , antioxidants and some other beneficial compounds which could make you resistant towards certain diseases. So, you could consider pineapple as a healthy tropical fruit. But with all these benefits, why is pineapple cheap? Let’s find out the answer here.  

Why Is Pineapple Cheap

Why is pineapple so cheap?

Pineapple is cheap  as this is a widely spread fruit. You could commonly find them on a large scale throughout the tropical areas in the world. In fact, they produce more than 25 millions tonnes of pineapple on a yearly basis. So, since the supply is too much compared to the demand, pineapples are cheap in prices.

Why should you not eat pineapple?

If you’re looking for a healthy fruit to eat, you should think before eating pineapple. Pineapple is very high in sugar and carbohydrates and contains very little protein or fat. The average piece of pineapple contains about 30 grams of sugar, which is about 15% of the recommended daily intake for most people.

It also contains bromelain, an enzyme that breaks down protein. Because of this, eating too much pineapple can cause digestive issues like diarrhea, bloating and gas. If you have any other health problems such as heartburn or ulcers, it’s best to avoid eating pineapple altogether.

People with kidney disease should also avoid eating pineapple because it can increase their risk of developing kidney stones due to its high acid content.

Why Is Pineapple Cheap

Is pineapple actually good for you?

Pineapple is a tropical fruit that’s high in vitamin C and fiber. It’s said to fight inflammation and even help with weight loss—but does it actually work? Let’s take a look at the evidence.

There have been several studies on the health benefits of pineapple, including one published in 2014 in the journal Nutrition Research that found daily consumption of 100 grams of fresh pineapple helped women lose weight.

In this study, participants who ate fresh pineapple lost an average of 1.5 kilograms (3 pounds) over three months compared to those who didn’t consume pineapple. Researchers noted that this amount of weight loss was comparable to other diet plans like Weight Watchers or Jenny Craig.

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Another study from 2009 in the journal Nutrition Research showed that eating fresh pineapple juice can help prevent UVB radiation-induced skin damage by increasing production of antioxidant enzymes such as superoxide dismutase and catalase.

But there are also some potential downsides to eating too much pineapple: For example, there may be a link between eating too much fresh fruit (in general) and developing kidney stones due to its high oxalate content (oxalates are compounds found naturally in plants).

Were pineapples expensive in the 1700s?

Pineapples were expensive in the 1700s. In fact, they were considered to be an exotic fruit that many people had never tasted before. The pineapple was first introduced to Europe by Christopher Columbus during his second voyage to the New World in 1493. It was named “pineapple” because of its resemblance to pine cones.

Pineapples did not become popular for several hundred years after their introduction—they were first grown commercially in Hawaii in 1820 and became a popular commodity by 1850. By 1900, they had become a staple of American cuisine due to their availability and popularity with Americans.

At this time, pineapples were only available during certain times of year; they could only grow in tropical climates because they require warm temperatures and high humidity levels that are not found in most other parts of the world.

Why Is Pineapple Cheap

The Super Luxe History of Pineapples—And Why They Used to Cost too much

During the mid-17th century, many people opted to grow them in England and in the Netherlands. They try provide the same conditions they get in their natural habitat. For example, they provide warmer temperatures and humidity levels as those are the conditions they get in their natural habitat.

However the supply of pineapples was low compared to the demand. So, only the people who are extremely wealthy could afford buying them.

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Furthermore the pineapples imported from the Caribbean islands were very expensive. The prices of the fruit were high as they were novel and exotic. Besides, their scarcity also made them expensive. However it was a common sight of affluent people adding pineapple to their meal so that they can show off their wealth.

When did pineapples become affordable?

Pineapples became affordable after the 1980s.

Why is there a pineapple shortage?

There is a pineapple shortage due to several factors. For example, the lack of workforce, giving up on crops due to financial losses are the main root causes for this. In addition to that , losing interest in growing them is one more reason for the pineapple shortage and for the decline of the production.

What are the side effects of eating pineapple?

If you end up consuming the juice from an unripe pineapple, it could make you vomit. Furthermore, it could result in allergic reactions such as diarrhea, imbalance of menstrual flow, nausea, irritations in skin and in vomiting as well. In addition to that, it could also result in swelling in the facial areas such as in mouth and in cheeks.

Why are pineapples so cheap now?

The increase in the global production of pineapples has made the pineapple so cheap. The pineapple growers have been successful in growing them on  a large scale as they used some intensive agricultural steps.

If I further elaborate on this, they have used large amounts of pesticides, sterilized soil to make a good production of pineapples. If I further elaborate on this, the global production of pineapple has increased by almost 50 % since 1998.

Why should girls not eat pineapple?

Pineapple is a delicious, juicy fruit that is enjoyed by people around the world. However, it is not recommended for women to eat pineapple because it can cause vaginal itching, swelling and burning. Pineapples have been known to cause irritation in women’s vaginas due to their high acidity level.

Many women have complained about this side effect after eating pineapple, but there has not been any scientific evidence to prove that pineapples can cause vaginal irritation or itching until now.

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A recent study was conducted on rats who were given pineapple juice twice daily for two weeks. The results showed increased levels of histamine in their blood which led to an allergic reaction similar to what humans experience when they eat too much pineapple or drink too much pineapple juice on a regular basis over time without taking proper precautions first!

Why Is Pineapple Cheap

Why should you not eat pineapple at night?

Eating pineapple at night can cause you to have sleep disturbances. Pineapple contains the enzyme bromelain, which is an enzyme that helps digest protein. When eaten during the day, it can be used to aid in digestion of food. However, when eaten at night, it can cause your body to digest your tissues instead of your food. This will cause you to feel discomfort in your stomach and chest as well as diarrhea and vomiting.

This is because bromelain degrades blood proteins that are important for blood clotting. Since these are broken down at night while you’re sleeping, you may experience bruises or bleeding from minor cuts or scrapes if they occur while you’re asleep.

You may also experience nosebleeds or bleeding gums when brushing your teeth after eating pineapple before bedtime because some of these broken-down blood proteins are absorbed into the bloodstream through the digestive tract and then move into other parts of the body where they would normally be used for healing wounds or fighting infections (such as in the mouth).

Conclusion on “Why Is Pineapple Cheap”

When all is said and done, the main reason that pineapple is so cheap is supply and demand, by virtue of having a greater supply than demand. From how it’s grown to its wide availability, there are a number of reasons that make pineapple an affordable purchase for consumers.

Credit to : The Guardian

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