Today, most of us consider pineapple a delicious tropical fruit, just exotic enough to be interesting without putting off picky eaters. There was a time, though, that pineapples were so special that a single fruit cost the equivalent of $8,000 today.
It was such a rare delicacy that artists began celebrating the pineapple by incorporating it into paintings and carvings. Social climbers would sometimes rent one for the night of a party in order to display it for jealous guests!
Pineapple is much easier, and cheaper, to get these days, but it should still be celebrated. It is packed full of nutritious goodness, including vitamins, antioxidants, and disease-fighting enzymes.
Eating pineapple has been linked to numerous health benefits, too. Stick with us to find out just how much good you’re doing your body every time you enjoy this tropical fruit.