|Ananas comosus Merr.
|All year round
Fresh pineapple, or ananas, is an excellent source of antioxidants and Vitamin C. The fruits stop ripening as soon as they are picked from the trees so choose one with a fragrant sweet smell at the stem end. Fresh pineapple offers a great addition to fruit salads and in yoghurts. If you find one that is too sour, use this yummy fruit to marinate and tenderise meat instead.