Pineapple – Annasi in Singhalese is a very common tropical fruit that is available in any grocery store around the world. It’s also very common and popular fruit grown locally in Sri Lanka.

I found two types of pineapple the common type and the other type called Queen pineapple. The Queen pineapple is relatively smaller in size and much sweeter to the taste. 

Pineapple in Sri Lanka

Pineapples are mainly grown in certain regions in Sri Lanka in Kurunagala, Gampaha, Badhulla, Puttlam, Moneragala, Colombo and Galle.

They are seasonal and you can find an abundance of them from May to June and only some in low season from December to January.

Pineapple in Sri Lanka

It is the fruit that everybody loves. It’s popularly enjoyed as a fresh fruit by the locals and often consumed with salt and chilli powder sprinkled on top. It’s worth trying!

Pineapple is an incredibly healthy fruit. It is packed with essential vitamins and minerals and has protein-digesting enzyme Bromelain that can fight inflammation and disease.

It contains high amounts of vitamin C, one cup of pineapple – 165g  provides 131% of vitamin C as a Daily Requirement.

Health Benefits of Pineapple

Sources

https://www.doa.gov.lk/FCRDC/ta/2015-09-22-05-59-44/62-pineapple-e https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/276903.php https://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/fruits-and-fruit-juices/2019/2 https://www.hindawi.com/journals/btri/2012/976203/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24123777 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21432909 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23620673 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23771413 https://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/minerals/manganese